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New qualification checking system launched by ECS and City & Guilds

A specially-designed computer programme that allows qualifications to be verified during an ECS card application has been developed by the ECS and City & Guilds.

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ECS Changes – addressing the myths

We’ve had some feedback that Installation and Maintenance Electricians are concerned that if they do not gain the 18th Edition they will ‘lose’ their gold card or become downgraded in some way, following the card changes announced last year. This is not the case. In this article  we provide some clarification on what exactly the requirements are. 

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Jail sentence for online card manufacturer

A man who manufactured and sold fake construction industry skill cards, including ECS cards, has been jailed for more than three years.

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New ECS Check service on show at UK Construction Week

The Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) will be demonstrating its new ECS Check service on stand BT163 at this year’s Building Tech Live within UK Construction Week. 

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Registered Electrician reaches 10,000 milestone

Over 10,000 ECS cardholders have signed up to become ECS Registered Electricians since the initiative was launched last October. 

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New ECS Card Requirements from August 2018

The ECS is introducing changes to a number of its cards, to incorporate new qualification requirements that have been led by the construction industry.   

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Changes to the ECS Card Scheme from 2019

The Electrotechnical Certification Scheme has announced some important changes to the scheme that will take effect from 2019 across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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Significant increase in electricians certifying skills

Applications for ECS gold cards from the Electrotechnical Certification Scheme increased by 36% in 2017, signalling a boost in the number of electricians looking to formally certify their skills.

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Changes to ECS Labourer card requirements

The application criteria for the ECS Labourer Card are being amended, to reinforce the fact that only those working in the electrotechnical industry are eligible for a card.
 

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IOSH Exemption

From 01 July 2017, the IOSH Working Safely Certificate gained via the online e-assessment will not be accepted as an ECS Health & Safety Assessment exemption.

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