With the 18th Edition of the Wiring Regulations now in full effect, all ECS Registered Electricians with the 17th Edition must upgrade to BS7671:2018 before 01 July 2019, in order to maintain their Registered Electrician status.
Over 15,000 ECS cardholders are now signed up to Registered Electrician status and receive a well-deserved endorsement for their professionalism and skills. The ECS introduced Registered Electrician status in 2017 to recognise those who are not only qualified to the industry-recognised Level 3 standard, but also the current Wiring Regulations.
“If you’ve not already done so, we recommend that you undertake your 18th Edition training and assessment as soon as possible in order to meet the July deadline,” said David Thomas of ECS. “With various training routes available, such as classroom and online, there are plenty of options to choose from.”
Once the BS7671:2018 qualification is gained, Registered Electricians can simply upload the certificate to their MyECS account for free and immediately access their updated ECS virtual card via the MyECS Virtual Card app.
To encourage the wider industry to work to the latest British Standard for Electrical Installation, since 01 January 2019 all new applications for ECS Installation Electrician Gold Cards must hold BS7671:2018.
C&G Assessments & Training deliver 18th Edition and other electrical courses at training centres nationwide that will quickly give you the qualifications you need to maintain your status.
For impartial advice or to register for a course call: 0114 251 1584