New building controls card launched


23 January 2018
The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) has introduced its new Building Controls Integrator ECS card. The BCIA and ECS have worked in partnership to introduce the card, which meets the need for the growing body of control engineers to gain appropriate recognition for the control integrator skills they have acquired.
The new card allows engineers to gain access to contracts and sites which specify ECS cards as mandatory and gives an advantage over competitors who can’t prove their accomplishments. What’s more, it demonstrates to the industry, employers and clients that they have the skills in line as listed on the card.
The card is now available for applications via the ECS website. To be eligible, applicants must hold a BCIA Technical Certificate - which is awarded on completion of the recently updated BCM01, BCM02 and BCM03 courses. 
Applicants must also hold a current ECS Health, Safety and Environmental Assessment and a formal BS7671 qualification in the current edition of the wiring regulations (currently BS7671: 2008, 17th edition).
Each applicant will have their skills assessed and certified based on the qualifications evidence they submit before a card can be issued.
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