The Institute of Sound and Communications Engineers (ISCE) has been approved by the Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) to assess and issue ECS approval for sound engineers. This new agreement allows ISCE to issue and renew ISCE sound engineer ECS cards to existing and newly accredited personnel.
Partnered with the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS), an ISCE sound engineer ECS card will allow sound engineers to prove their identity, qualified status and occupation when working on-site. The ECS card scheme matches the requirements of the CSCS scheme, in that it is compulsory that all participants must hold an up-to-date health and safety qualification in order to be awarded with a card.
The ECS card scheme is designed to certify the skills and qualifications of those working in the electrotechnical and associated industries. It is often a requirement at venues and on building sites for all electrical site workers to hold an appropriate ECS card.
Phil Price, president for ISCE commented: “We have been working in the background on this project for some time and are extremely pleased to be recognised by the ECS for this accreditation. ISCE members are already regularly working at venues and building sites installing sound equipment. This new development will allow ISCE members to apply and become registered for an ISCE sound engineer ECS card, assuming they meet the qualification criteria and be issued with a card from ISCE, prior to working on site.
“We shall be working in the coming weeks to make the registration, assessment and issuing process for ECS cards as smooth as possible for ISCE members with our first Health and Safety assessment date scheduled for September 2017 in the London area,” concluded Price.