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ECS News

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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DBS checks for ECS cardholders

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

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Checking the validity of ECS cards

If you’re recruiting electricians and asking for proof of their ECS registration, please be vigilant when checking cards.

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ECS to embrace the 18th Edition

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.

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Save money from 2017 with online ECS applications

Applying online saves you the £10 administration fee charged for paper applications...

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