• Smart thinking by JIB PMES

    General News, April 20, 2017

    The Joint Industry Board for Plumbing Mechanical Engineering Services in England and Wales (JIB-PMES) are pleased to announce the introduction of smart technology.

  • The CSCS email address is changing

    General News, April 5, 2017

    From 11th April 2017, all CSCS email addresses ending in will be withdrawn and replaced with This means emails sent to will not be delivered.

  • Locksmith and Safe Engineer occupations withdrawn from CSCS

    General News, March 29, 2017

    The Master Locksmiths Association (MLA), with support from the Standard Setting Body – Skills for Security, have formally requested that “Locksmith” and “Safe Engineer” occupations be withdrawn from the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS).

  • CITB research into the experiences of non-UK construction workers

    General News, March 28, 2017

    CITB has commissioned IFF Research and the Institute of Employment Research (IER) to undertake an important piece of research into the experiences of non-UK workers in the construction sector across Great Britain.

  • Industry Accreditation

    General News, February 2, 2017

    Industry Accreditation (IA), also known as Grandfather Rights, allowed workers to obtain CSCS cards on the strength of an employers’ recommendation rather than the achievement of a recognised qualification.

  • Professional Body status for the BIFM

    General News, February 1, 2017

    CSCS are pleased to confirm that the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) members are now eligible for a CSCS Professionally Qualified Person (PQP) card.

  • National SmartCard audit on 8th February

    General News, January 27, 2017

    Build UK and CECA are holding a SmartCard audit across all their members’ sites on 8th February

  • Annual Review 2016 published

    General News, January 10, 2017

    CSCS has published the Annual Review for 2016

  • CSCS to stop issuing CRO cards from 31st March 2017

    General News, January 5, 2017

    The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) is reminding the industry to get ready for the withdrawal of the Construction Related Occupation (CRO) card.

  • Occupations moved to ECS

    General News, December 12, 2016

    The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) is notifying the industry that the Communications Installer and Team Leader occupations will be transferred to the Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS).