The Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) introduced changes to a number of its cards, to incorporate new qualification requirements that have been led by the construction industry. From 01 August 2018, those applying for their first Labourer or Manager card must meet a set of new criteria which will involve holding a JIB-recognised health and safety qualification. You will have to provide evidence you are working as an Electrical Labourer with an electrical company and hold either ONE of the recognised health and safety qualifications: Safety Passport Alliance (SPA) Core H & S Course. These qualifications are accepted as a 3-year exemption from the ECS HS&E Assessment. If you have gained one of these qualifications within the last three years, you will not need to sit the ECS assessment separately when you apply for the new style of card, until the next point of renewal. To sit your Core passport to then be able to apply for your ECS please contact any of our accredited training providers.