Operated via the ECS card scheme, the new ECS Registered Electrician status is available to all ECS Installation and Maintenance Electrician cardholders in Northern Ireland, England and Wales who are qualified in the current (17th) Edition of the BS7671 Wiring Regulations.
It has been introduced by the JIB to raise standards across the industry and recognise electricians who are qualified to NVQ Level 3 and the current British Standard for electrical installation. For a cardholder, becoming a Registered Electrician means they can get a well- deserved endorsement for their professionalism and skills, stand out amongst their peers and get a valuable boost to their status and credibility across the industry.
For electrical contractors, it’s an opportunity to demonstrate that their electrical workforce is up-to-date on the latest industry technology developments and is committed to maintaining this level of professionalism. ECA President Mike Smith was one of the first to apply for the new card after meeting the criteria and agreeing to the Code of Professional Practice.
“The ECS Registered Electrician card is an exciting development that’s all about the individual electrician and not about company competency or certification.”