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CSCS Smart Check: FASET training course expiry dates

Published: August 12, 2022

Developed by the thirty-eight card schemes displaying the CSCS logo, CSCS Smart Check allows those responsible for checking cards to verify over two million construction workers training and qualifications using a single app.

Having already improved card checking procedures at site gates, further enhancements to the app’s functionality are soon to be announced.

In the meantime, the team behind the app are reminding the industry that, when checking cards from the Fall Arrest Safety Equipment Training (FASET) scheme, the app does not highlight that certain safety critical qualifications have expired.

The purpose of CSCS Smart Check is to prove to those checking cards that the card is genuine, whether this is a physical or digital card. Those at the site gate and checking on project entry should confirm a card is genuine, and then make further checks on the card for details such as safety critical training, CPD, additional functionality and other certifications specific to that industry.

CSCS is asking those responsible for checking the skills and training records of FASET card holders to continue to use the CSCS Smart Check app to confirm the card is valid but to also use the Go Smart app to confirm the card holder’s complete training records.

Alan O’Neile, Head of Communications at CSCS, said: “Additional safety courses are not displaying their expiry dates on FASET cards, and this will be resolved in the coming weeks. If Go Smart confirms the FASET training records are not up to date then entry to site should not be allowed. If you are unable to use the Go Smart app, then please contact FASET directly.”

CSCS is committed to keeping the industry updated on the app’s progress and further announcements will be made in the coming weeks.

CSCS Smart Check is free and available to download from the App Store and Google Play.

For more information and instructional videos on how to use CSCS Smart Check, visit