The Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) has announced that its Remote Invigilation service for the ECS Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) Assessment is now available to individuals through their MyECS account.
The Remote Invigilation service offers ECS card holders and employers with the choice of undertaking their assessments without having to travel to an assessment centre, saving time and travel costs. It also means that when necessary, you can undertake an assessment without delay or unnecessary wait times, giving you greater flexibility than ever before.
This is achieved through world class technology for automated invigilation using AI-powered, behavioural monitoring and verification tools. With no requirements for downloading programs or browser extensions, users have the freedom to securely and safely complete their HSE Assessment anytime and anywhere. The powerful AI technology solution monitors the assessment to enhance the already stringent measures to prevent fraudulent activity.
A video showing step-by-step instructions to set up an online assessment has been developed and can be viewed on the ECS website here. You will also receive on-screen instructions as you go through the assessment making this as simple as possible to complete.
The Remote Invigilation service was launched as a pilot scheme for employers in January in response to concerns regarding increased travel to assessment centres with some closing due to COVID. So far it has been a great success with thousands of assessments already processed through the remote system. The service is already part of the ECS Employer Portal system used by clients, contractors and other employers. However, some companies do not allow programs such as this to be used on their computer or do not allow access to webcams, so the availability has been widened to individual MyECS accounts to enable all to access this new service and enhanced value.
Jay Parmar, Chief Executive of the Joint Industry Board (JIB), explains: “We’ve been working hard behind the scenes and we are pleased to announce that our card holders can easily undertake their HS&E Assessment through their MyECS account. This leading edge digital solution puts our customers in control as, when and where they take their HS&E test with the results being sent back in real time. Physical centres will still remain operational for those individuals and companies that wish to use this facility or don’t have access to a working PC and webcam. We continue to listen to our card holders and this exciting new service is part of a wider journey that puts our customers at the heart of our vision to deliver greater value and an excellent service.”