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Not everyone needs a CSCS card

All construction workers should hold the relevant CSCS card to access a construction site, but those attending site to perform a non-construction related occupation should not be expected to carry a card.

If you work in a non-construction related role, you do not need a card. Similarly, if you are on a short-term work experience placement for less than 30 days you do not need a card.

It is the responsibility of site managers to induct non-construction related workers and those on short-term work experience before escorting them where appropriate.

CSCS is aware some sites insist everyone must hold a card and continues to work with industry to tackle the issue. Such practices result in legitimate, non-construction related workers being incorrectly refused entry.

Should your entry to site be incorrectly refused because you do not hold a CSCS card, please direct the site manager to this webpage or ask that they contact CSCS directly.

Alternatively, please contact CSCS and, if necessary, we will arrange for the site team to be contacted.

Non-construction occupations

For a full list non-construction related occupations click below.

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