ECS is celebrating a milestone after its Registered Electrician initiative reached 10,000 cardholders.

The JIB-established initiative recognises those who are not only working at the industry-recognised Level 3 status, but also have the current edition of the Wiring Regulations.

It was launched in October last year.

Following the introduction of BS 7671: 2018 this month, there will be a transition period until 1st January 2019 where both the 17th and 18th Edition of the Wiring Regulations will be accepted for a Registered Electrician application.

After this point only the 18th Edition will be accepted.

All Registered Electricians will have until 1st July 2019 to update their ECS account with the BS 7671: 2018 qualification.

David Thomas said: “The achievement of 10,000 is a fantastic first milestone and that number continues to grow daily.

“With the introduction of the 18th Edition, we are set to see even more electricians now opting to become Registered Electrician after gaining their BS 7671: 2018 qualification.

“Feedback from our cardholders shows that the Registered Electrician status is a highly desired and positive move for the industry, raising not just standards but also the profile of electricians and electrical contracting.”

To find out more about Registered Electrician visit www.registeredelectrician.uk.