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ECS Assessments

As of 1st October 2017: To apply for the ECS JIB card you need to supply a letter from your Electrical Employer. This letter must state that you need the card to do your job. Without this you cannot apply for the card.

Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) Health & Safety Assessment

The ECS Health & Safety Assessment has been introduced as the method of assessing the health and safety knowledge of people working in the Electrotechnical Industry. Passing the Assessment will demonstrate that you have a satisfactory level of health and safety knowledge.

The Assessment is the health and safety requirement for all Electricians working in the UK Construction Industry.

Our Great Britain Construction Training UK ECS Safety Start Up Pack is designed to prepare you quickly and efficiently for commencing work. We are able to assist you in acquiring the necessary documents and accreditations required for you to work in the UK.

GBCT will facilitate the required steps to prepare you for work and life in the UK, taking the stress and inconvenience out of these timely processes.

In accordance with the JIB, GB Construction Training can offer the ECS Start Up Pack with assessments to people undertaking a prearranged development programme (regulations exam).

Quick facts about the ECS Health & Safety Assessment:
  • The Assessment consists of 45 multiple choice questions.
  • The candidate is allowed 30 minutes to complete the Assessment.
  • The Assessment is taken on a computer.
  • The pass mark for the assessment is 85% i.e. 38 correct answers out of 45.
  • Immediate results are provided on completion of the Assessment.
  • All candidates who pass the Assessment will be issued with an ECS Certificate from the Joint Industry Board (JIB).
  • The ECS Health & Safety Assessment Certificate is valid for 2 years.
Documents

If you are submitting documents to GB Construction Training, please make sure that they are in PDF or Word Document formats only.

Preparing For The ECS Health & Safety Assessment:

We strongly advise that all candidates prepare for the assessment. The JIB recommends at least 10 days revision time before you sit the Assessment.

If you have any learning difficulties, and require special assistance, please let us know prior to sitting the exam. Please provide any medical documentation verifying this as we can accommodate to your requirements to make sure you get the most out of the course.

The Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) have announced a number of changes to the scheme, which will affect any of you who hold, or are thinking about applying for, the ECS Labourer card, Installation Electrician card or Registered Electrician card.
Below is a summary of the changes:

As of 1st August 2018:

New requirements for those applying for their first Labourer card.

 

From 1st January 2019:

New requirements for those renewing their Labourer card.

New rules for those applying for their first Installation Electrician card.

 

From 1st July 2019:

Changes for those renewing their Installation Electrician Card.

Changes for existing Registered Electricians.

Please visit the ECS website for full details of changes:

https://www.ecscard.org.uk/about-the-ecs/overview-of-all-ecs-changes-2018-2019

Labourer card changes

As of 1st August, if you’re applying for your first Electrical Labourer card you’ll now need to gain a JIB-recognised health and safety qualification such as CCNSG Safety Passport or IOSH Working Safely, or hold a JIB-recognised theory qualification, plus provide evidence of working for an electrical contractor.

From 1st January 2019 you’ll need to meet the new criteria before you can renew.  Your current expiry date still applies.

The ECS Health, Safety & Environmental Assessment – exemptions!

If you have or gain one of the safety qualifications, these are classed as three-year exemptions from the ECS HS&E Assessment. This means if you gained one of those qualifications in the last three years (according to the date shown on your qualification certificate), you won’t have to take a separate ECS HS&E Assessment this time. But you will need to the next time you renew.

Gold Card Changes

From 1st January anyone applying for an Installation or Maintenance Electrician gold card for the first time will be required to sign up to Registered Electrician status. This means you must meet the qualification requirements for Installation Electrician (such as NVQ Level 3 or JIB-approved equivalent) but also have the BS7671:2018 qualification.

I’m an Installation Electrician Gold Card Holder

If you keep your card up-to-date and renew your card on time, you don’t have to do anything different. However, if your card is more than a year out of date by 1st July 2019, you’ll have to meet the requirements for Registered Electrician (including holding the 18th Edition qualification) if you wish to renew your card.

I’m already a Registered Electrician

From 1st July 2019 all existing Registered Electricians who are currently on the 17th Edition of the Wiring Regulations will need to have gained their 18th Edition qualification to retain their Registered Electrician status. You can upload your qualification via your MyECS account and this will automatically update your virtual ECS card that’s available via the MyECS app.

Why get an ECS card?

Over 99,000 electrical professionals are proud to hold an ECS card to show their hard-earned credentials at work and on site.

The ECS card:
  • Displays your qualifications and main electrical occupation
  • Shows you have been H&S assessed
  • Is the industry’s CSCS card
  • Proves your identity on site

You’ve spent time gaining your skills – so get your ECS card today and show it with pride.

An ECS card is instantly recognisable within the electrotechnical industry and lets you demonstrate your credentials to others; from employers and clients to business contacts and colleagues.

You’ll find it increasingly difficult to get employment on building sites without an ECS card because many UK employers specify that holding an appropriate ECS card is compulsory for those working around electricity on their sites.

Booking an ECS Health & Safety Assessment

The ECS Health & Safety Assessment is run weekly on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and select Saturday’s for your convenience.

Payment is secure and is completed via PayPal. We accept all debit and credit cards.

We also cater for group bookings with private assessment sessions. Please contact us directly on +44 (0) 20 8847 3718 to discuss a group booking.

Our test centre is equipped to offer this assessment in English only.

 

Preparing for the ECS Health & Safety Assessment:

We strongly advise that all candidates prepare for the assessment. The JIB recommends at least 10 days revision time before you sit the Assessment.

In accordance with the JIB, GB Construction Training can offer the ECS Start Up Pack with assessments to people undertaking a prearranged development programme (regulations exam).

Where Can I Take The Exam/Assessment?

We currently have one training location for your convenience:

Unit 10 Isleworth Business Complex,
St John’s Road
Isleworth London
TW76NL
+44 (0) 20 8847 3718

Using the Underground:

Take the Picadilly Line, Westbound towards Heathrow, disembark at Hounslow East, Walk towards the Hounslow Bus Station bus stop G and catch either H37 (Towards Richmond) or 117 (Towards West Middlesex Hospital), get off at bus stop AA St. John the Baptist.

Take the District Line, Westbound towards Richmond, disembark at Richmond Station, Walk towards the Bus Stop D and catch the H37 (Towards Hounslow), get off at bus stop BB Grainger Road.

Using the Main Line:

South West Trains from Waterloo; Trains heading towards Hounslow, Weybridge and Addleston all trains must be VIA Brentford (Usually Platforms 16,17,18). Disembark at Isleworth Train Station, and walk down St.Johns Road towards the centre.

Catching the Bus:

Buses close to the centre are the H37 (Hounslow-Richmond) and 117 (Staines- West Middlesex Hospital) At Bus Stop AA and BB.

Buses near by are; 237 (White City (London Westfield) – Hounslow Heath), E8 (Ealing Broadway – Hounslow Bells corner) and 235 (North Brentford Quarter – Sunbury Village), At Bus Stop F (Isleworth Train Station).

267 (Hammersmith to Fulwell) At Bus Stop TH (Isleworth War Memorial).

Welcome
Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) Health & Safety Assessment

The ECS Health & Safety Assessment has been introduced as the method of assessing the health and safety knowledge of people working in the Electrotechnical Industry. Passing the Assessment will demonstrate that you have a satisfactory level of health and safety knowledge.

The Assessment is the health and safety requirement for all Electricians working in the UK Construction Industry.

Our Great Britain Construction Training UK ECS Safety Start Up Pack is designed to prepare you quickly and efficiently for commencing work. We are able to assist you in acquiring the necessary documents and accreditations required for you to work in the UK.

GBCT will facilitate the required steps to prepare you for work and life in the UK, taking the stress and inconvenience out of these timely processes.

In accordance with the JIB, GB Construction Training can offer the ECS Start Up Pack with assessments to people undertaking a prearranged development programme (regulations exam).

Quick facts about the ECS Health & Safety Assessment:
  • The Assessment consists of 45 multiple choice questions.
  • The candidate is allowed 30 minutes to complete the Assessment.
  • The Assessment is taken on a computer.
  • The pass mark for the assessment is 85% i.e. 38 correct answers out of 45.
  • Immediate results are provided on completion of the Assessment.
  • All candidates who pass the Assessment will be issued with an ECS Certificate from the Joint Industry Board (JIB).
  • The ECS Health & Safety Assessment Certificate is valid for 2 years.
Documents

If you are submitting documents to GB Construction Training, please make sure that they are in PDF or Word Document formats only.

Preparing For The ECS Health & Safety Assessment:

We strongly advise that all candidates prepare for the assessment. The JIB recommends at least 10 days revision time before you sit the Assessment.

If you have any learning difficulties, and require special assistance, please let us know prior to sitting the exam. Please provide any medical documentation verifying this as we can accommodate to your requirements to make sure you get the most out of the course.

Required (IMPORTANT)
The Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) have announced a number of changes to the scheme, which will affect any of you who hold, or are thinking about applying for, the ECS Labourer card, Installation Electrician card or Registered Electrician card.
Below is a summary of the changes:

As of 1st August 2018:

New requirements for those applying for their first Labourer card.

 

From 1st January 2019:

New requirements for those renewing their Labourer card.

New rules for those applying for their first Installation Electrician card.

 

From 1st July 2019:

Changes for those renewing their Installation Electrician Card.

Changes for existing Registered Electricians.

Please visit the ECS website for full details of changes:

https://www.ecscard.org.uk/about-the-ecs/overview-of-all-ecs-changes-2018-2019

Labourer card changes

As of 1st August, if you’re applying for your first Electrical Labourer card you’ll now need to gain a JIB-recognised health and safety qualification such as CCNSG Safety Passport or IOSH Working Safely, or hold a JIB-recognised theory qualification, plus provide evidence of working for an electrical contractor.

From 1st January 2019 you’ll need to meet the new criteria before you can renew.  Your current expiry date still applies.

The ECS Health, Safety & Environmental Assessment – exemptions!

If you have or gain one of the safety qualifications, these are classed as three-year exemptions from the ECS HS&E Assessment. This means if you gained one of those qualifications in the last three years (according to the date shown on your qualification certificate), you won’t have to take a separate ECS HS&E Assessment this time. But you will need to the next time you renew.

Gold Card Changes

From 1st January anyone applying for an Installation or Maintenance Electrician gold card for the first time will be required to sign up to Registered Electrician status. This means you must meet the qualification requirements for Installation Electrician (such as NVQ Level 3 or JIB-approved equivalent) but also have the BS7671:2018 qualification.

I’m an Installation Electrician Gold Card Holder

If you keep your card up-to-date and renew your card on time, you don’t have to do anything different. However, if your card is more than a year out of date by 1st July 2019, you’ll have to meet the requirements for Registered Electrician (including holding the 18th Edition qualification) if you wish to renew your card.

I’m already a Registered Electrician

From 1st July 2019 all existing Registered Electricians who are currently on the 17th Edition of the Wiring Regulations will need to have gained their 18th Edition qualification to retain their Registered Electrician status. You can upload your qualification via your MyECS account and this will automatically update your virtual ECS card that’s available via the MyECS app.

JIB Card
Why get an ECS card?

Over 99,000 electrical professionals are proud to hold an ECS card to show their hard-earned credentials at work and on site.

The ECS card:
  • Displays your qualifications and main electrical occupation
  • Shows you have been H&S assessed
  • Is the industry’s CSCS card
  • Proves your identity on site

You’ve spent time gaining your skills – so get your ECS card today and show it with pride.

An ECS card is instantly recognisable within the electrotechnical industry and lets you demonstrate your credentials to others; from employers and clients to business contacts and colleagues.

You’ll find it increasingly difficult to get employment on building sites without an ECS card because many UK employers specify that holding an appropriate ECS card is compulsory for those working around electricity on their sites.

Cost & What's Included
Dates & Bookings
Booking an ECS Health & Safety Assessment

The ECS Health & Safety Assessment is run weekly on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and select Saturday’s for your convenience.

Payment is secure and is completed via PayPal. We accept all debit and credit cards.

We also cater for group bookings with private assessment sessions. Please contact us directly on +44 (0) 20 8847 3718 to discuss a group booking.

Our test centre is equipped to offer this assessment in English only.

 

Preparing for the ECS Health & Safety Assessment:

We strongly advise that all candidates prepare for the assessment. The JIB recommends at least 10 days revision time before you sit the Assessment.

In accordance with the JIB, GB Construction Training can offer the ECS Start Up Pack with assessments to people undertaking a prearranged development programme (regulations exam).

Assessment Location
Where Can I Take The Exam/Assessment?

We currently have one training location for your convenience:

Unit 10 Isleworth Business Complex,
St John’s Road
Isleworth London
TW76NL
+44 (0) 20 8847 3718

Using the Underground:

Take the Picadilly Line, Westbound towards Heathrow, disembark at Hounslow East, Walk towards the Hounslow Bus Station bus stop G and catch either H37 (Towards Richmond) or 117 (Towards West Middlesex Hospital), get off at bus stop AA St. John the Baptist.

Take the District Line, Westbound towards Richmond, disembark at Richmond Station, Walk towards the Bus Stop D and catch the H37 (Towards Hounslow), get off at bus stop BB Grainger Road.

Using the Main Line:

South West Trains from Waterloo; Trains heading towards Hounslow, Weybridge and Addleston all trains must be VIA Brentford (Usually Platforms 16,17,18). Disembark at Isleworth Train Station, and walk down St.Johns Road towards the centre.

Catching the Bus:

Buses close to the centre are the H37 (Hounslow-Richmond) and 117 (Staines- West Middlesex Hospital) At Bus Stop AA and BB.

Buses near by are; 237 (White City (London Westfield) – Hounslow Heath), E8 (Ealing Broadway – Hounslow Bells corner) and 235 (North Brentford Quarter – Sunbury Village), At Bus Stop F (Isleworth Train Station).

267 (Hammersmith to Fulwell) At Bus Stop TH (Isleworth War Memorial).