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04 Dec 20201 minute read

New requirements for ECS cards

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New requirements for ECS cards

The Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) has said that new competency standards for Fire, Emergency and Security Systems (FESS), which come into effect in January, will be compulsory when applying for a new ECS card.

The new standards were developed by a consortium of industry trade bodies, including the British Security Industry Association (BSIA), the Fire & Security Association (FSA) and SELECT.

Jay Parmar, Chief Executive of the JIB, said, “The changes being brought in at the start of 2021 will take competency standards in the FESS industry to a new level of professionalism. The new pathway also recognises the differences in training, experience and qualifications for those already in the industry, which critically identifies a minimum standard for those who install and maintain fire, emergency and security systems. I am in no doubt that this will be of huge benefit to the future of the FESS workforce.”

For more information on ECS cards and how to apply for one, click here.