British Safety Council certificates not accepted for Labourer cards
Published: March 16, 2023
Due to fraud associated with some achievers of the BSC Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment prior Feb 2017, CSCS will not accept any Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment issued by the BSC dated before February 2017.
Please be aware that this may affect your ability to apply for a CSCS card. Anyone wishing to replace their card using one of these BSC certificates is required to achieve (or retake) the Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment.
For those required to achieve the qualification, there are plenty of options. The Level 1 Award is offered by many awarding bodies, you can view the list of organisations offering the award at: www.cscs.uk.com/hsce.
Angeleen Hill, Scheme Manager at CSCS, said: “CSCS takes the issue of fraudulent activity extremely seriously and it is essential that steps are taken to prevent it. People obtaining qualifications fraudulently are not qualified to do their job and cannot demonstrate the required level of health and safety needed to operate safely on a UK construction site.”
Holders of BSC certificates wanting to know more about the British Safety Council decision to no longer deliver the Level 1 Award can be found here.
Angeleen Hill continued: “CSCS will continue to share intelligence and work with our industry partners when the evidence suggests criminal activity is taking place. CSCS remains confident that the vast majority of cards issued are a result of obtaining a qualification legitimately.”
For further information on the Labourer card and a full list of approved alternatives to the RQF Level 1 Award Health and Safety in a Construction Environment visit www.cscs.uk.com/labourer.