Whilst encouraging employer uptake, will mandatory migration ever be needed?
There are no plans to set a time limit and make CSCS Smart Check mandatory, but all sites are expected and encouraged to migrate to the new app over time.
Initially CSCS Smart Check will function as a standalone application and will be incompatible with existing site entry systems such as turnstiles and desktop card readers.
The project team are keen to point out that there will be no immediate impact on existing card checking operations and employers can continue to use their existing card checking systems if required.
Over the coming months the project team will reach out to employers and stakeholders to begin the process of enabling existing card checking systems to become compatible with the new app.