What is the ECS and what does it do?

The ECS stands for the Electrotechnical Certification Scheme which is the card scheme for electrotechnical operatives in the UK.

Holding an ECS card proves the operative's identity, qualifications, main electrical occupation and disciplines covered as well as their health and safety awareness.

The card is recognised and endorsed by the industry and the ECS scheme is run by the Joint Industry Board (JIB). They’re an impartial organisation that sets the standards for employment, welfare, grading and apprentice training in the electrical contracting industry.