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International cards in engineering construction

The ECITB works with engineering construction companies and accredited training providers to deliver globally-recognised training and qualifications in key industry skills and health and safety programmes.

We link our global qualifications with locally recognised training programmes and qualifications to ensure that successful learners graduate from one common training programme and assessment process with qualifications that are valid across international markets.

For more information on the ECITB’s International Cards, including applications, please contact Grace.Omit@ecitb.org.uk

International Health & Safety Passport (IHSP)

The ECITB International Health & Safety Passport (IHSP) scheme ensures that site workers possess a recognised level of health and safety knowledge and awareness.  Successful candidates are issued a photographic passport which demonstrates their ability to work on engineering construction sites worldwide.

The benefits of the ECITB International Health & Safety Passport include:

  • Enhanced health and safety awareness
  • Helps to reduce accidents on sites
  • Suitable for all members of the workforce
  • Internationally recognised passports that are transferrable between countries
  • Renewed every three years to maintain IHSP holders knowledge and understanding
  • Quality assured by the ECITB

The IHSP is recognised by the following sectors:

  • oil & gas
  • power
  • renewable energy
  • nuclear
  • chemical
  • pharmaceutical
  • food
  • shipbuilding and all other construction projects including new build and transportation networks.

IHSP training is currently delivered in the following countries:

Australia
Azerbaijan
Bahrain
Brunei
Indonesia
Kuwait
Malaysia
Oman
Philippines
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
Singapore
South Korea
Tanzania
Thailand
UAE

Only ECITB approved centres can deliver the IHSP courses and regular audits are conducted to ensure the quality of delivery is of the highest standard. The courses are interactive and can be delivered in the language of your choice. The content can be localised to reflect the country or region where the workforce will operate.

Foundation Course

This is a one day ECITB International Health & Safety Passport Foundation Course, dealing with safe working practices, from risk controls to working at height to hazardous substances. It is suitable for all members of the workforce.

Advanced Course

The ECITB International Health & Safety Passport Advanced Course is based on the course that is hugely successful in the UK, with over half a million workers trained since 1990. The content can be localised to reflect the country or region where the workforce will operate. The training is also designed to support the specific site induction that employees will receive on large industrial complexes.

Supervisor Course

This one day course will provide workers who supervise others with the essential knowledge and skills required to apply good health and safety standards and practices within their workforce. The Supervisor Passport will only be issued to people in possession of a valid ECITB International Health & Safety Passport Advanced Course.

Renewal Course

Each passport holder is required to renew their passport after three years. The ‘Renewal’ course is a one day training course that is designed to update and refresh understanding of the topics learned as part of the ECITB International Health & Safety Passports Advanced Course.

International Competence: Engineering Construction (ICE)

The ECITB’s ICE Card scheme is the international equivalent of the ACE Card scheme. The ICE Card allows employers to check the skills and job knowledge of their workforce. Holding an ICE Card helps employees demonstrate their ability to carry out their work to the required level of competence.  An ICE Card is issued after an individual shows they have the knowledge, skills and proficiency to perform their role through an ‘on job’ assessment.

ICE Level 1 Jobs that involve a range of tasks, most of which fall into a set pattern and do not change.

ICE Level 2 Jobs that involve a range of varied activities, in a variety of contexts. Some of the activities will be complex, and the person will have some individual responsibility or autonomy. The job may also involve collaboration with others, perhaps through membership of a work group or team.

ICE Level 3 Jobs that involve a broad range of activities in a variety of contexts, most of which are complex and non-routine. The person will usually be working with considerable responsibility and autonomy, and may have control or guidance of others.

ICE Level 4 Jobs that involve a broad range of complex, technical or professional work activities. The person will be required to perform the tasks in a wide variety of contexts and with a substantial degree of personal responsibility and autonomy. The person will often be responsible for the work of others and for allocating resources.

ECITB ICE LEVEL 1
Such frameworks are often bespoke and include:
Health and Safety for the Rail Industry (Qatar)
Scaffolding Assistant
Thermal Insulator Assistant

ECITB ICE LEVEL 2
Electrical Installation
Electrical Maintenance
Instrumentation & Controls Maintenance
Instrument Pipefitting (Small Bore Tubing)
Mechanical Fitting
Mechanical Maintenance
Non Destructive Testing (NDT)
Pipefitting
Plating
Rigging
Scaffolder (Basic)
Scaffold Inspector (Standard)
Scaffolder (System)
Steel Erecting
Thermal Insulator
Welding Preparation (Pipe)
Welding Preparation (Plate)

ECITB ICE LEVEL 3
Electrical Installation
Electrical Maintenance
Instrumentation & Controls Maintenance
Instrument Pipefitting (Small Bore Tubing)
Mechanical Fitting
Mechanical Joint Integrity
Mechanical Maintenance
Non Destructive Testing (NDT)
Pipefitting
Plating
Rigging
Scaffolder (Advanced)
Scaffold Inspector (Complex)
Thermal Insulator (Advanced)
Steel Erecting
Welding Preparation (Pipe)
Welding Preparation (Plate)

ECITB ICE LEVEL 4
Supervisory Management
Scaffolding Superviso