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 ECS to provide enhanced DBS checks and Disclosure Scotland checks on their behalf.

Safeguarding vulnerable people – the Disclosure and Barring Service

Criminal record checks are now often required for individuals in the electrotechnical industry when they work 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. For more information concerning the scheme and the impact it will have on you, please contact us on 0114 2413280. We will be able to assist you with the registration process.

The ECS DBS ID check card

Holders of ECS cards are able to request a separate photo identity card, which confirms their clearance by the DBS.

What's involved?

Candidates must complete an online DBS application form, which will ask you to provide personal information and previous address details covering the past five years. Proof of current address and verification of your identity will also be required.

How to apply

For further information on how to apply, please call 0114 2413280 and ask for the eBulkPlus Umbrella Team quoting your ECS, JIB Card Number or your ECA Membership Number. A member of the team will explain the process to you.

Application help

For Online Disclosure Guidance which tells you everything you need to know, with tips for completing the DBS Application Form and information about the application process and how to pay, is available by clicking here.

For further guidance on eligibility for DBS checks in the trade industry please visit the Home Office website.


The cost for an ECSID card is as follows:

With an ECS Photocard

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.