CSCS has become the industry standard competency card scheme for construction. Most major trade associations, professional institutions, clients and contractors support the Scheme because it provides a simple way for construction workers, supervisors and managers to prove their competence in a consistent manner.
Here’s what some of them say:
“UKCG members support CSCS because they require a qualified and competent workforce and the CSCS card is a way of verifying this. CSCS is also responding to industry’s requirements for a more effective and simpler scheme.”
Stephen Ratcliffe, Director, UKCG
“NSCC is a strong supporter of CSCS and a CSCS card provides an effective and consistent means of demonstrating qualifications and skills within the construction industry. We would recommend and support Specialist Contractors in obtaining the appropriate CSCS card for their occupation and the activity that they undertake on site and will be working with CSCS to ensure the application of the smart technology in a way that will increase efficiency and productivity for SME’s.”
Suzannah Nichol MBE, Chief Executive, NSCC
The Scottish Government has introduced a new policy for the assessment of skills, competence and safety standards on construction sites. All companies engaged in new public sector construction contracts must ensure that on-site staff are registered with CSCS or an equivalent. Find out more here.
“SBF recognises the vital role CSCS plays in promoting the highest possible standards of competence, safety and productivity within the industry. We remain firmly committed to continually raising the bar in all these areas – and CSCS is a practical and effective way of helping to achieve that.”
Vaughan Hart, Managing Director, SBF
“UCATT, the construction union, totally supports the CSCS card scheme as it is one of the most important ways of improving safety and competency across the whole of the construction industry.”
Steve Murphy, General Secretary, UCATT