Before an ECS card can be issued, the applicant must demonstrate they have the required level of health & safety awareness, either by successfully completing an ECS health & safety assessment or by providing evidence of a valid exemption. 

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Applicants who are able to show they hold certain valid and current certificates are exempt from taking the ECS Health and Safety Assessment. 

For the current list of valid exemptions please visit the relevant link below:

JIB England, Wales and Northern Ireland
ECS List of Approved Exemptions

SJIB Scotland
ECS List of Approved Exemptions 

Any queries over other nationally recognised qualifications should be addressed to the JIB.

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Read the guidance for scheme and training providers on Criteria for Approval of an Exemption from the ECS health and safety assessment below.