At the beginning of 2015 the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) announced via the Industrial Strategy: Construction 2025, that industry, including trade associations, contractors, clients and government, should specify and promote card schemes displaying the CSCS logo with no equivalents accepted. This is known as the One Industry Logo action.
The CLC listed a number of requirements necessary for a card scheme to qualify for the CSCS logo, which include:
- Agreeing appropriate qualifications for each occupation
- Setting a minimum standard for skilled occupations at NVQ/SVQ Level 2
- The implementation of smart technology using a common interface by 31st March 2022.
The One Industry Logo action is designed provide clients, employers and contractors with a consistent means of recognising that an individual has achieved the agreed standard of qualification and skill in the occupation they are working in and to give the industry confidence in that brand.
Since 2015, 38 card schemes across a range of construction sectors – known as the CSCS Alliance – have committed to the CLC requirements and so display the CSCS logo on their cards.