Take a look at our latest news on the ECS and other updates relating to your certification...
The Electrotechnical Certification Scheme has announced some important changes to the scheme that will take effect from 2019 across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
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.
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.
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.
ECS cardholders, along with JIB and ECA members, can now apply directly through the JIB for a DBS check and photo identity card to confirm their clearance by the DBS
If you’re recruiting electricians and asking for proof of their ECS registration, please be vigilant when checking cards.
Plans are underway to incorporate the forthcoming 18th edition of the IET Wiring Regulations into the Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Applying online saves you the £10 administration fee charged for paper applications...
Read more about what the industry classes as 'qualified' and the different routes you can qualify whether you're a school leaver or existing electrician..
"Can't I just pay for a card?" Unfortunately not! Take a look at our article that explains more about the ECS card represents and the process that sits behind each application
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