News

  • Professional Body status for the Institute of Carpenters

    General News, November 16, 2017

    CSCS are pleased to confirm that Fellow and Member grades at the Institute of Carpenters (IoC) are now eligible for the CSCS Professionally Qualified Person (PQP) card.

  • Wednesday 15th November phone lines closed between 11 am and 2 pm

    General News, November 14, 2017

    Our phone lines are closed today from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.

  • Health, safety & environment test redevelopment

    General News, November 8, 2017

    CITB is reviewing the Health, safety and environment (HS&E) test to ensure that it continues to contribute towards a qualified workforce with the right knowledge, skills and training.

  • Enhanced verification of overseas qualifications

    General News, November 6, 2017

    From 1st December 2017, overseas construction workers wishing to work in the UK will have the technical content of their overseas qualification mapped against the relevant UK National Occupational Standard for that occupation.

  • We are currently experiencing high call volumes

    General News, October 18, 2017

    Due to the withdrawal of the Construction Related Occupation (CRO) card we are experiencing high-call volumes and this has increased our call waiting times.

  • New SAFed route for welders to obtain CSCS cards

    General News, October 9, 2017

    The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS), the Safety Assessment Federation (SAFed) and Zurich Engineering have announced a new route for welders to gain a SAFed card displaying the CSCS logo.

  • Cold calling security notice

    General News, September 27, 2017

    CSCS has received reports from some employers that they are being contacted by individuals claiming to be CSCS agents and asking for card details.

  • NAS goes virtual with the SICCS skills card

    General News, September 19, 2017

    The National Association of Shopfitters & Interior Contractors (NAS) is delighted to announce the launch of its new Virtual SICCS Smartcard - a digital card that is stored in an app called Vircarda on a smartphone - developed by Reference Point for the CSCS Go Smart platform.

  • CRO Cards remain valid until expiry date

    General News, September 8, 2017

    It has been brought to CSCS’s attention that some CRO card holders, contractors and employers believe all CRO cards expire on the 30th September. This is not the case.

  • CRO Occupations requiring qualification development

    General News, September 8, 2017

    CSCS recognise there are a number of qualifications currently under development that will not be available by the end of September. These workers will require access to site after their CRO expires and while their qualification is under development.