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First ECS Registered Electrician cards issued

Nov 14, 2017

Two prominent members of the electrotechnical industry have been among the first to sign up for the new ECS Registered Electrician status.

ECA President Mike Smith, bid director at SES Engineering, and Kevin Snowdon, owner of NES Electrical, applied for the new cards after meeting the criteria and agreeing to the Code of Professional Practice.

Operated via the ECS card scheme, the new status is available to all ECS Installation and Maintenance Electrician cardholders who are qualified in the current (17th) edition of the BS7671 Wiring Regulations.

Registered Electrician cardholders will gain a well-deserved endorsement for their professionalism and skills, stand out amongst their peers and get a valuable boost to their status and credibility. 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.

On receiving his card, Kevin Snowdon said: "The Registered Electrician status recently introduced by the JIB means the electrotechnical industry will now benefit from knowing they have employed a qualified electrician for all of their electrical requirements.

“Supported by all of the industry leaders, but in its voluntary stage at the moment, I hope one day this will be a mandatory requirement similar to the Government-approved GasSafe scheme. At NES Electrical, it is a worthy addition to an already highly regarded card."

Mike Smith added: “The ECS Registered Electrician card is a new exciting development that’s all about the individual electrician and not about company competency or certification. For the electrician, it recognises his or her achievements and qualifications and their commitment to ongoing professional development. For employers and clients, they can see at a glance the electrical and safety qualifications of an individual. 

“In the long term I hope this voluntary scheme is widely taken up, so that as an industry we regain the recognition and reputation we deserve throughout construction and engineering for being highly trained and safe working electricians.”

To find out more about ECS Registered Electrician visit www.registeredelectrician.uk