Site managers should be checking cards regularly to ensure they are genuine, in date, and the holder has the required training and qualifications for their occupation.
CSCS encourages employers to carry out regular electronic checks as visual card inspections are not enough to spot fraudulently obtained cards.
CSCS Smart Check – available as an API for existing systems or a standalone app – is the quickest way of verifying a card, but other methods include the CITB Card Checker and logging into CSCS Online.
The Go Smart platform will be withdrawn on March 31st 2024. Employers currently using Go Smart should discuss a transition plan to CSCS Smart Check with their IT providers to ensure card checks continue.