A CRB-check and photo ID card service from the Joint Industry Board for the Electrical Contracting Industry (JIB) is now available to all electrical operatives who need to access properties such as schools, care homes, hospitals and other establishments which house vulnerable people.
The JIB, working in conjunction with the Electrical Contractors' Association, has appointed Capita Recruitment Vetting Services to provide the CRB checks.
If the checking process is successful, applicants can receive a photo-ID card, which confirms their clearance by the CRB.
Approximately 300 individuals have taken advantage of the service since its launch. Applicants can benefit from an online processing system to allow for faster turnaround times and lower costs. The photo-ID card is an optional extra and applicants can simply receive a formal letter confirming CRB clearance, if a card is not required.
"The provision of a photo-ID card is currently a unique service not provided by other organisations that offer a CRB check," said Steve Brawley, JIB chief executive. "Throughout the whole application process, full support is provided by JIB and Capita to support individuals and companies who require the checking and ultimately approval to gain access to certain sites.
To apply, candidates must complete a disclosure application form, which will ask them to provide personal information and previous address details covering the past five years. Proof of current address and verification of identity will also be required.
Visit www.capitarvs.co.uk/electrotechnical-certification-scheme for more information on the process or call 0870 850 2516 and ask for the Umbrella Team, quoting your ECS card number or your ECA membership number if you have one.