Electrotechnical Certification Scheme

DBS checks for Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) members

As one of the UK's leading specialists in pre-employment screening and referencing, Security Watchdog is working with the Joint Industry Board (JIB) to provide enhanced DBS checks and Disclosure Scotland checks on their behalf.

ECS cardholders and ECA members who are not members of the JIB can also benefit from this service.

Safeguarding vulnerable people – the Disclosure and Barring Service

Criminal record checks are now often required for individuals in the Electrotechnical industry when working in schools, care homes, hospitals and other establishments which are responsible for vulnerable people. Many local authority contract tenders require you to have a DBS check done and checks are also required if you work for the Ministry of Defence.

For further information on the Disclosure and Barring Service, including DBS checks,

The JIB DBS ID check card

JIB and ECA members, along with ECS cardholders, can also apply directly through the JIB for a separate photo identity card to confirm their clearance by the DBS.

How to apply:

  1. Register with Security Watchdog as a self-employed individual applying through the JIB, or register your electrical company. You can register by contacting Security Watchdog at DBS.enquiries@Capita.co.uk or calling 01420 558752
  2. Complete an online DBS application form using the details provided
  3. Go to the Post Office for your ID to be verified if you are self-employed, or have your ID verified by your employer if you are working for a company
  4. Receive a DBS certificate in the post directly from the DBS once completed
  5. Receive a photo ID card directly from the JIB

For further information on how to apply, please contact Security Watchdog on 01420 558752, where a member of the eBulk team will explain the process to you and answer any questions you may have.


DBS Check supplied with a JIB DBS photo ID card:

DBS Fee - £44.00
Administration charge - £10.50 + VAT
Photo Identity Card - £10.50 + VAT

Sagepay online payment fee - £0.49

The overall total charge including VAT (at 20%) is £69.69

Without an ECS Photocard

DBS Fee - £44.00
Administration charge - £10.50 + VAT

The overall total charge including VAT (at 20%) is £56.60

For further information on the ECS Scheme visit www.escard.org.uk, call 0844 847 5098 or email: administration@jib.org.uk.