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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 or 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, the Build UK Training Standard or ask that they contact CSCS directly.

Non-construction occupations

For a full list non-construction occupations click below.

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