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CSCS Smart Check app

The CSCS Smart Check app allows all 2.1 million cards in the construction industry displaying the CSCS logo to be verified using a single app.

Developed by the 38 card schemes displaying the CSCS logo, CSCS Smart Check will radically improve the construction industry’s card checking procedures and site safety while also helping tackle fraud in the sector.

Organisations and their on-site card checkers now have a quick, easy and secure way of ensuring everyone on site has the right qualifications and training for the job they do.

Please note: The following schemes will be going live on the app in late April 2022.

CSWIP, IPAF, ADSA, CISRS, LEEA, CPCS, ACE, PASMA, MPQC, SAFed, SEIRS, SSPC, Trainthepainter, ICATS

For these schemes, users should proceed with the usual method of validation, up until the Phase 2 release of the application later in the month.

CSCS Smart Check videos

There are three ways to check a card using CSCS Smart Check – via Contactless (NFC), using QR codes or by performing a manual check. Our explainer videos are below, including what a successful and failed verification attempt looks like on the app.

Successful and failed verification

How to check a card using Contactless

How to use check a card using a QR code

How to check a card using Manual Check

Support

You can find the CSCS Smart Check app support page here on the CSCS website.

FAQs and resources

Answers to the most common queries around CSCS Smart Check can be found below. Please visit the FAQ section of the website for a full list of Q&As.

CSCS worked with Build UK to produce the following guidance that can be downloaded and used on site: https://builduk.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/How-To-Be-A-Smart-Site-Guidance-2021.pdf

 

  • What is CSCS Smart Check?
  • CSCS Smart Check is an app that can be used to check cards on site. It is not an app for individuals to store details of their cards, like My CSCS, MyECS or Smart PAL.

    The free app gives users a simple solution to check all CSCS Partner Scheme cards in one place. Rather than separate apps, web portals and call centres, CSCS Smart Check means all sites and projects can undertake checks to assess if people are qualified and competent for their role when entering a project.

  • Which card schemes will be compatible with CSCS Smart Check?
  • All cards carrying the CSCS logo will be checked by the app and those that are not smart will have the option of using a manual entry check. The idea is to eventually move non-smart schemes across to fully smart solutions.

    Please note: The following schemes will be going live on the app later in April.

    CSWIP, IPAF, ADSA, CISRS, LEEA, CPCS, ACE, PASMA, MPQC, SAFed, SEIRS, SSPC, Trainthepainter, ICATS

    For these schemes, users should proceed with the usual method of validation, up until the Phase 2 release of the application later in the month.

    Please also note the following schemes may be slightly delayed and will likely go live shortly after the launch date of April 1st: Allianz, ADIA, CSR, HSB EIL, SNIJIB.

  • Will I need a new card to be able to use CSCS Smart Check?
  • No. Please continue to use your existing card, provided it is in-date and valid. It will be compatible with the app even if it doesn’t have any Smart Technology (NFC, Chip or QR code). Those that are not smart will have the option of using a manual entry check.

  • Does CSCS Smart Check replace Go Smart or other card checking technology?
  • Initially CSCS Smart Check will be a standalone application incompatible with existing card checking systems such as Go Smart and other site entry systems such as turnstiles and desktop card readers. There will be no immediate impact on existing card checking operations and employers can continue to use their existing card checking systems if required. Further updates are expected to integrate existing access control systems over time. While there will be a period of transition, and multiple systems running concurrently, all sites are expected and encouraged to migrate to the new app over time.

  • What should I do if the app isn't working?
  • Should you encounter technical problems with CSCS Smart Check, please follow the instructions within the app’s support page. This can be found within the app itself or via the CSCS website: https://www.cscs.uk.com/about/cscs-smart-check/cscs-smart-check-support-page/

  • Will any card schemes be unavailable to check through CSCS Smart Check come April 1st?
  • The following schemes will be going live on the app later in April.

    CSWIP, IPAF, ADSA, CISRS, LEEA, CPCS, ACE, PASMA, MPQC, SAFed, SEIRS, SSPC, Trainthepainter, ICATS

    For these schemes, users should proceed with the usual method of validation, up until the Phase 2 release of the application later in the month.

    Please also note the following schemes may be slightly delayed and will likely go live shortly after the launch date of April 1st: Allianz, ADIA, CSR, HSB EIL, SNIJIB.