Is this related to the withdrawal of the CRO and Site Visitor cards – you are selling less cards now and need to make up the revenue?
No. Our aim is to ensure construction workers hold the correct card for the job they do on site and that cards are only issued to those working in construction related occupations. The withdrawal of the CRO and Site Visitor card are significant steps to achieving this objective and could result in lower card sales.
Card numbers have remained stable despite the changes we have made to the scheme. This is because CRO card holders are moving across to the appropriate skilled card for their occupation. This is a positive development for the industry.
With regard to the Site Visitor card it is too early to assess the impact on card sales. Some reduction in numbers is anticipated but this is not the primary reason for the card price increase.