ECS HSE assessment

BSI logo: ISO 9001, Quality Management Systems certified. Certificate number: FS 601057

SELECT operates a Quality Management System which complies with the requirements of ISO 9001:2015. This is for the management and delivery on behalf of the SJIB of the Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) Health, Safety and Environmental Assessment for individuals working in the Scottish Electrical Contacting Industry.

Important note

The following cards have changed – Labourer, ECS Related Discipline, Senior Manager, Site Manager, Contract Manager, Office Staff and Visitors. Individuals who have held these cards in the past should now apply for the new Electrical Labourer, Operative, ECS Related Discipline, ECS Manager or ECS Site Support card.

The health and safety requirement for the new cards has changed. The ECS Health, Safety and Environmental Assessment will not be accepted as part of an initial application for the new cards.

Please refer to the new ECS Card Portal to see the new health and safety requirements for each card.

Find out more below…


ECS Employer Guidance

The Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) became affiliated to the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS), as part of a drive to have the industry workforce carrying the appropriate skill cards.

ECS Invigilation rules

The Invigilator is paramount to the successful implementation of the ECS health, safety and environmental assessment and is responsible for ensuring the integrity of the process.

Employers ECS Application

To order ECS Health, Safety and Environmental assessments please complete the application and return it to the SJIB.

ECS Assessment Applications

This application is applicable to individuals who are organising the assessment on their own behalf.

ECS FAQs

The FAQs have been produced to help answer any questions individuals may have on any aspect of the assessment process.

ECS Question and Answer booklet

The ECS Question and Answer booklet contains all the questions used in the bank to allow candidates to practice for the assessment.

Guidance for training providers

All exemptions for the ECS health, safety and environmental assessment are granted at the discretion of the SJIB and JIB, operating through the ECS Steering Committee. This document provides guidance regarding exemptions and how to apply for one.

List of aproved exceptions

Applicants who are able to show they hold certain valid and current certificates are exempt from taking the ECS Health, Safety and Environmental Assessment.