Take a look at our latest news on the ECS and other updates relating to your certification...
A man who manufactured and sold fake construction industry skill cards, including ECS cards, has been jailed for more than three years.
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.
Over 10,000 ECS cardholders have signed up to become ECS Registered Electricians since the initiative was launched last October.
The ECS is introducing changes to a number of its cards, to incorporate new qualification requirements that have been led by the construction industry.
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.
Read more about what the industry classes as 'qualified' and the different routes to become an electrician whether you're just leaving school, changing career or have experience and need to qualify as an 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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