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Occupations removed from the scheme

CSCS cards are intended for construction related occupations only.

Following discussions with key industry representatives, including CITB and employer representatives, it has been agreed that a number of occupations are non-construction related and should be removed from the scheme entirely.

A full list of the occupations removed from the scheme is available here.

CSCS will not be issuing cards for non-construction related occupations, this means some workers will be arriving on site without a card. It is the responsibility of the site managers to induct non-construction related workers and escort them where appropriate in order that they can carry out their work safely on site.

The decision not to issue CSCS cards for non-construction related occupations is a practical step towards achieving the Construction Leadership Council’s requirements and ensures we are able to certify applicants to the scheme hold a construction related, nationally recognised qualification.

This decision is also fully in line with the Build UK Training Standard.

Should your entry to site be refused by a contractor because you do not hold a CSCS card, please direct them to this webpage.

Should you wish to query the removal of a occupation, contact CSCS directly at [email protected] or telephone 0344 994 4777 for further assistance. 

For more information on the withdrawal of non-construction related occupations click here