To hold an ECS Card, you must pass the ECS Health, Safety & Environmental assessment (or have valid exemption). The ECS Health, Safety & Environmental assessment is specifically designed to meet the basic Health & Safety requirements of electrotechnical personnel.
Those who successfully pass the ECS assessment will be awarded with an ECS H&S Certificate, issued by the JIB or SJIB, which can be used to obtain an ECS card within two years of passing the assessment.
The ECA is authorised to provide ECS Health, Safety & Environmental assessments throughout England, Wales & Northern Ireland. Reciprocal arrangements apply in Scotland.
The ECA provides this service on behalf of the JIB and all health and safety assessments booked though ECA can be paid for by credit or debit card and will appear on your statement as 'ECA online banking'.
Who needs to pass the ECA H&S Assessment
The majority of UK construction sites will require onsite workers and site visitors to have achieved an appropriate level of health and safety knowledge before they are permitted to enter construction areas. Due to this requirement, the ECS card scheme requires all those applying for cards to hold or obtain a minimum level of health and safety knowledge.
The ECS H&S assessment is required by all candidates applying for an ECS card who do not have an exemption to the test. A list of the exemptions is available on this page.
If you are unsure about your eligibility for an ECS card and which H&S assessment you should undertake, please visit the ECS card website, www.ecscard.org.uk. No responsibility can be accepted for candidates who book and undertake the wrong test and no refund will be given in such circumstances.
Bookings to take the ECS Health and Safety (H&S) Assessment can be made by an individual or by a business on behalf of multiple employees.
Individual (Personal) Bookings
For Individual (personal) bookings please telephone ECS on 01582 531047.
There is no need to complete the booking form.
Before calling please make sure you have the following with you:
- Payment card details
- Date of birth
- National Insurance number
If you do not have these details, the ECS cannot proceed with your booking.
Multiple Employee Bookings
ECS Premium Service
Fast Track Card Application and H&S Assessments held at Swanley in Kent.
This service is delivered directly by the JIB at their Swanley offices for those urgently requiring an ECS card and assessment.
For further information visit the Premium Service webpage of the ECS website
To book this service please telephone 01322 661633.
The cost of the ECS Health and Safety Assessment is £40 + VAT (£48) for each assessment taken in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
There is no need to use a third party or agent to book a Health and Safety Assessment. Agents make charges for booking on top of the assessment fee. Booking assessments is FREE with the providers listed on this site.
Do not pay more than the standard fee above for an assessment.
||Leeds in Yorkshire
||Durham or York in North Yorkshire
||Liverpool in Merseyside and Accrington in Lancashire
||Chesterfield in Derbyshire*
||Leicester in Leicestershire
||Birmingham in West Midlands
||Chelmsford in Essex, Ipswich in Suffolk, Dunstable in Bedforshire or Norwich in Norfolk
||Blackfriars, Colindale, East Ham and Thornton Heath in London or Slough in Berkshire
||Bournemouth and Portchester in Hampshire and Oxford in Oxfordshire
||Burgess Hill in West Sussex and Maidstone
|West & South West
||Bristol*, Plymouth*, Exeter* or Redruth* in Cornwall, Yeovil or Weston Super Mare in Somerset or Gloucester
||Bridgend in South Wales
||*Lisburn in County Antrim
*Assessment at these locations are less frequent than our other locations.
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