CSCS has reinstated the IOSH Safety, Health and Environment for Construction Workers course.
CSCS is hiring for the position of Independent Chairman.
The Routes of Entry in Scotland guide from Build UK is out now to download.
The recent CSCS Industry Accreditation webinar is available to watch back via the CSCS YouTube channel.
Jay Parmar, Chief Executive of the Joint Industry Board, has been appointed as a member of the Industry Competence Committee (ICC).
IOSH is to introduce additional security improvements for certificates issued to delegates who successfully complete its Safety, Health and Environment for Construction Workers course.
The government has launched a review of the role and effectiveness of the construction and engineering construction industry training boards (CITB and ECITB).
CSCS is hosting a webinar for those impacted by the withdrawal of CSCS cards issued under Industry Accreditation (IA).
The CLC is undertaking a survey to establish the routes into construction and views on how these need to change.
CSCS is pleased to announce a legal victory in a trademark infringement case against Construction Help Centre Ltd.
CSCS will only recognise professionally qualified members of approved bodies for the issue of the PQP card, effective from June 30th 2023.
Construction workers are being charged excessive sums by third-party websites for their CSCS cards.
CSCS Head of Communications, Alan O'Neile, recently featured on Construction Wave's latest webinar.
CITB are making important changes to the Health, Safety & Environment test for Managers and Professionals.
The CSCS Alliance are at UK Construction Week 2023, running from May 2nd to May 4th 2023.
CSCS do not accept Level 1 Awards in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment issued by the BSC dated before February 2017.
The Health and Safety Executive has launched a new campaign, titled Asbestos and You, to raise awareness of asbestos among tradespeople.
CSCS has set out some of the common areas of concern around Industry Accreditation and information on how they can be resolved.
The support and guidance available to those on Industry Accreditation cards was in the spotlight on Fix Radio.
An industry task group has published new guidance that clearly sets out the next steps CSCS IA card holders must take before the deadline.
Booking is now open for Open Doors 2023, giving young people and those looking for a change of career the chance to visit construction sites across Great Britain.
The CSCS Annual Review 2022 is out now to download.
Health and safety awarding body NEBOSH has secured CSCS recognition for its UK construction qualification holders.
The CSCS Alliance acts as a collective voice and advisor on matters relating to personnel registration and the verification of skills, training, and qualifications.
Open Doors 2023 will give young people the chance to go behind site hoardings on busy construction sites and learn about career opportunities across the industry.
The Construction Skills Certification Scheme mourns the death of Her Majesty The Queen.
Sean Kearns is to participate in a CEO Sleepout on Monday 21st November 2022 at Lord's.
The International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM) is now a CSCS-recognised approved professional body.
The guidance for employers making CSCS card applications on behalf of their workforce has been updated.
Industry is being reminded to make thorough checks on FASET cards for details such as safety critical training, CPD, additional functionality and other certifications.
CSCS is reminding the industry that people in non-construction related occupations do not need a CSCS card.
CSCS is to make all Apprentice cards free of charge to help ensure applicants begin their careers on the correct card.
CSCS is reminding the industry to accept cards from partner schemes when presented at site gates.
CSCS is announcing the withdrawal of the Kee Safety and HCL Personal Fall Protection Installer Permanent Solution courses.
CSCS Smart Check now includes a number of additional card schemes and an improved fraud reporting process.
CSCS Chief Executive Graham Wren is to retire next month.
The CIC has launched a cutting edge e-learning Heath & Safety Certification course, which represents an acceptable alternative to the CITB Health, Safety and Environment test.
The new CSCS Smart Check app has made its mark on the industry in its first month.
Andy Reakes, chair of the CSCS Smart Check working group, speaks to Construction News about the app.
The new CSCS Smart Check app is out now to download free of charge.
The price of the Construction Industry Training Board's (CITB) Health, safety and environment test is now £22.50.
A summary of the key points around CSCS Smart Check ahead of the app's launch.
The CSCS Smart Check app project team provide the latest update on its development.
A series of CSCS Smart Check webinars are to take place throughout March.
Construction Enquirer reports on the upcoming rollout of the CSCS Smart Check app.
CSCS seeks to provide clarification on Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA) Professional Development Awards (PDAs).
The CSCS Smart Check app's project team have issued their first update of 2022.
The new app is set to radically improve the construction industry’s card checking procedures and site safety.
CSCS has published its Annual Review for 2021, reviewing highlights from the year and priorities for 2022.
CSCS sets out to address some of the common misconceptions and misunderstandings around the scheme.
CSCS cards will no longer be automatically given to SBATC-registered apprentices after changes to construction apprenticeship frameworks.
The Chartered Society of Designers is now recognised as a professional body by CSCS.
The National Working Group for Occupational Work Supervision (OWS) has confirmed the removal of the endorsement list and redefined the pre-entry requirements for the OWS N/SVQ.
The card is to be made available from September 1st, ahead of the new academic year.
Applications using qualifications from 2012 onwards will require an accompanying e-certificate from 1st September 2021.
Alan O'Neile and Ian Sidney spoke to Fix Radio's Clive Holland about the issue.
Open Doors 2021 will once again gives visitor a unique insight into working in construction.
The NEBOSH Health & Safety Management for Construction (UK) qualification is to be accepted for Academically Qualified Person (AQP) card applications.
A recent review of the AQP card identified the need to simplify the application process.
To support learners transitioning from the classroom into the workplace, the construction industry is introducing the Industry Placement Card.
CSCS is notifying the industry that all shopfitting occupations are being transferred to the SICCS scheme.
Members of the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (CICES) can use their memberships to apply for CSCS cards
Affiliates of the Institute of Lighting Professionals can now apply for the Professionally Qualified Person card.
Electrotechnical qualifications currently accepted for the AQP card are to be transferred to ECS.
Building Engineering Services qualifications accepted for the AQP card are being transferred to SKILLcard.
CSCS is pleased to announce that Associate and Chartered members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) can use their memberships to apply for CSCS cards.
Linking Reference Point’s CourseSight system with the CSCS GoSmart app continues to bring benefits to training providers.
GQA, the CSCS Partner Card Scheme which issues the Q-card has announced the launch of a new Card design.
The Fall Arrest Safety Equipment Training association (FASET) has teamed up with CSCS, to issue FASET cards which display the CSCS logo for the safety netting and temporary safety systems industry.
The Construction Skills Certification Scheme has announced the launch of a virtual card and new app.
CSCS has published its Annual Review 2020
The Construction Skills Certification Scheme is reminding the industry not to send in CSCS card applications by post. Applications received by post will not be processed.
The Construction Leadership Council (CLC) has updated its requirements related to the acceptance of apprenticeships by CSCS and its partner card schemes.
PASMA, the recognised authority in access towers, and CSCS, the leading card scheme for the UK construction industry, have become a CSCS Partner Card Scheme.
CITB have introduced an online version of the Health and Safety Awareness (HSA) Course. The online course can be used to apply for the green Labourer card.
New training and courses booked through CourseSight will now be automatically added to a CSCS card.
The Construction Leadership Council has launched the Talent Retention Scheme (CLC TRS) to keep essential talent within the UK Construction industry.
Lift and Escalator Testers applying for CSCS cards will now receive a gold Supervisor card instead of a black Manager card.
CSCS has made the decision to stop accepting any further alternatives to the RQF Level 1 Award
The British Safety Council recently announced their plans to stop delivering the Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment.
IOSH have introduced a new course called ‘Safety, Health and Environment for Construction Workers’ which will be accepted for the CSCS Labourer card.
The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS), the Safety Assessment Federation (SAFed), and Structural and Weld Testing Services Ltd (SWTS) have announced a new route for welders to gain a “Skilled Worker – Qualified Welder” card displaying the CSCS logo.
CSCS is pleased to announce that electronic card checks are now available on iPhones.
To apply for your CSCS card you will need your HS&E Test ID.
CSCS has published its Annual Review for 2019
Online application issues
CSCS has ended an exemption CSCS card applicants could previously use to get a CSCS card without passing the Construction Industry Training Board’s (CITB) Health, safety and environment test.
Improved navigation, combined with a contemporary look and feel will improve the experience for visitors to the site.
Full member and other relevant grades of membership of CSCS recognised professional bodies can apply for the CSCS Professionally Qualified Person (PQP) card.
CSCS is withdrawing an exemption to the HSE test requirement for getting a CSCS card.
CSCS is no longer accepting card applications from Construction Support Line
The Health, safety and environment test for the construction industry is being updated on 26 June 2019.
If you work in a specialist occupation, then you should apply for a card from one of our specialist Partner Card Schemes.
The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) has announced plans to withdraw postal applications.
CSCS has consulted with the industry and agreed a plan that will pave the way for the eventual withdrawal of cards issued under Industry Accreditation.
The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) will be launching an updated online service aimed at speeding up the CSCS card application process.
CSCS is asking employers to remember that not everyone on their site needs a CSCS card.
CSCS has issued guidance for construction managers who hold academic qualifications
Past graduates of The Survey Association’s Surveying Course can now use the course to get a Gold CSCS card
CSCS has published its Annual Review for 2018
The training organisation Youthforce has developed a new skills development programme for the Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard for Laboratory Technicians
The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) is set to launch an improved employer application process that is quicker, easier and online.
CSCS is pleased to announce that The British safety Council has reinstated the Digital College's online Level 1 Award ‘Health & Safety in a Construction Environment’ course and qualification.
A man who manufactured and sold fake construction industry skill cards has been jailed for more than 3 years.
The Energy & Utility Skills Register (EUSR) has been rebranded, as part of a series of measures to add value to the energy and utilities sector workforce.
CSCS are pleased to confirm that Chartered Member and Fellow grades at the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) are now eligible for the Professionally Qualified Person (PQP) card.
CSCS is pleased to announce recognition of the new bricklayer apprenticeship standard Level 2 developed by the FMB-led employer group, in partnership with the wider industry. On completion of the apprenticeship workers will be able to apply for the CSCS blue Skilled Worker card.
A new white paper by CSCS IT Partner Donseed looks at the statistics behind how CSCS SmartCards are currently being verified on site.
FIS have announced the launch of their #iBuiltThis2018 campaign.
CSCS recently received reports that holders of NPORS cards (one of CSCS’s Partner Card Schemes) have had workers turned away from site because their cards were considered not to be approved by CSCS.
FIS have introduced two offers to help fit-out sector drylining operatives upgrade to the Blue Skilled Worker CSCS card, an essential replacement for the expired CRO cards which cannot be renewed.
Over the last few years CSCS has made a number of high profile changes that ensure construction workers hold the correct qualifications for the job they do on site.
CSCS will be increasing the cost of a card to £36 (this includes VAT) with effect from 1st September 2018. This increase applies to all cards administered directly by CSCS.
All Construction Site Visitor cards issued from 3rd September 2018 will expire on 31st August 2020 and CSCS will stop issuing the card from 28th February 2020.
CITB’s Health, safety and environment test currently costs £19.50. However, CITB have announced that from Monday 18th June 2018 the price will increase to £21
The British Safety Council (BSC) has confirmed the suspension of the Digital College’s delivery of the RQF Level 1 Award Health and Safety in a Construction Environment.
The Construction Skills Certification Scheme is pleased to announce the appointment of Carolyn Uphill as Chairman of the Board with effect from 1st May 2018.
CSCS recently received reports that holders of the GQA CSCS Q-card (one of CSCS’s Partner Card Schemes) have had Labourers turned away from site because their cards and their occupations were not considered to be approved by CSCS.
CSCS is pleased to announce that the Safe2Site online course has been approved as the latest route to the green Labourer card.
BSC have taken the decision to stop verifying or replacing older versions of their certificates
The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) is notifying the industry that asbestos related occupations are being moved to alternative schemes.
Following confirmation that Microsoft are ending their support for Windows phones, CSCS is withdrawing the Go smart app for Windows phones.
The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) is notifying the industry that blasting occupations are being transferred to the Blasting Competency Scheme (BCS)
CSCS has published its Annual Review for 2017
The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has taken the decision to serve notice on its contract to provide the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) with card application and contact centre services.
The British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI), the leading trade association for landscape professionals in the UK, has today announced its adoption of Go Smart
Following the success of the CLC’s 2015 decision and its adoption across the industry the CLC have announced further enhancements to the original requirements.
The Construction Skills Certification Scheme and the Safety Assessment Federation have announced an extension to their route for welders, with a card offered by its member WQ Inspection & Certification (WQiC).
CSCS are pleased to confirm that Fellow and Member grades at the Institute of Carpenters (IoC) are now eligible for the CSCS Professionally Qualified Person (PQP) card.
CITB is reviewing the Health, safety and environment (HS&E) test to ensure that it continues to contribute towards a qualified workforce with the right knowledge, skills and training.
From 1st December 2017, overseas construction workers wishing to work in the UK will have the technical content of their overseas qualification mapped against the relevant UK National Occupational Standard for that occupation.
The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS), the Safety Assessment Federation (SAFed) and Zurich Engineering have announced a new route for welders to gain a SAFed card displaying the CSCS logo.
CSCS has received reports from some employers that they are being contacted by individuals claiming to be CSCS agents and asking for card details.
The National Association of Shopfitters & Interior Contractors (NAS) is delighted to announce the launch of its new Virtual SICCS Smartcard - a digital card that is stored in an app called Vircarda on a smartphone - developed by Reference Point for the CSCS Go Smart platform.
The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) is notifying the industry that glazing/fenestration occupations are being transferred to the GQA Qualifications (formerly Glass Qualifications Authority) Q-Card.
CSCS and the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (BINDT) have agreed a new route to a CSCS card.
The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) is reminding the industry that time is almost up for 85,000 Construction Related Occupation (CRO) cards.
From October 2017 UK NARIC will be introducing a new application process for holders of construction skills certificates that have been awarded overseas.
The Water Jetting Association (WJA) Safety Awareness Training Programme has been approved as an equivalent to the Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Associated Industrial Services Occupations (Water Jetting.
The National Federation of Demolition Contractors in conjunction with the National Demolition Training Group, have recently announced the launch of a new virtual CCDO SmartCard.
Carillion Construction Services has transformed its company-wide inductions process by using the MSITE pre-induction system.
Following feedback from the industry, CITB has concluded that there is a need for an Architectural Metalworker qualification.
The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) is notifying the industry the Thermal Insulation Operative will be transferred to the new TICA Skill Card.
The Asbestos Removal Management Institute (ARMI), the standard setting body for Asbestos, has confirmed the qualification requirements for the Asbestos Removal Operative blue Skilled Worker card.
People attending site to perform a non-construction related occupation should not be expected to carry a CSCS card.
We are pleased to announce that SSPC Trainthepainter have become a partner card scheme.
The Cross-industry Construction Apprenticeship Taskforce (CCATF) has reached agreement with the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) for a funding package in support of the CCATF’ ‘Pathway to Construction’ Scheme.
CITB has commissioned IFF Research and the Institute of Employment Research (IER) to undertake an important piece of research into the experiences of non-UK workers in the construction sector across Great Britain. This research will help inform industry by identifying current and potential skills needs.
The Joint Industry Board for Plumbing Mechanical Engineering Services in England and Wales (JIB-PMES) are pleased to announce the introduction of smart technology.
The Master Locksmiths Association (MLA), with support from the Standard Setting Body – Skills for Security, have formally requested that “Locksmith” and “Safe Engineer” occupations be withdrawn from the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS).
CITB has commissioned IFF Research and the Institute of Employment Research (IER) to undertake an important piece of research into the experiences of non-UK workers in the construction sector across Great Britain.
CSCS are pleased to confirm that the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) members are now eligible for a CSCS Professionally Qualified Person (PQP) card.
Build UK and CECA are holding a SmartCard audit across all their members’ sites on 8th February
CSCS has published the Annual Review for 2016
The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) is reminding the industry to get ready for the withdrawal of the Construction Related Occupation (CRO) card.
The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) is notifying the industry that the Communications Installer and Team Leader occupations will be transferred to the Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS).
CSCS is advising NVQ Assessors and Verifiers that they do not require CSCS cards
From the 1st September 2016 all NDTG completed training courses will result in one of the new style CCDO Smart Cards cards being issued.
CSCS cards are intended for construction related occupations only. Industry recognises that due to the diverse nature of construction projects, there are occasions when a person may need to access a construction site to perform a non-construction activity and that these individuals would not be expected to carry a CSCS card.
Trainee cards have changed. Find out how this will affect you
Construction Manager, the official magazine of the CIOB, is helping CSCS to push for more sites to adopt SmartCard technology. Despite the numerous benefits of the CSCS Smartech contained in every CSCS card, recent surveys show that few sites are taking advantage of this free feature.
Feedback from industry has told CSCS the acceptance of qualifications not based on a National Occupational Standard is causing confusion amongst card holders and their employers.
Following extensive reports in the media earlier this year highlighting the dangers of construction card fraud, CSCS is urging employers to carry out electronic card checks before allowing workers on site.
Profiled route has closed.
Following a report from the HSE* saying that construction has higher rates of vibration white finger and carpal tunnel syndrome than any other sector, employers across the industry are looking at ways to tackle the ill effects of working with vibrating equipment on construction sites.
A new requirement is in place for operatives renewing their Lightning Conductor Engineer or Steeplejack CSCS card.
Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) is urging employers and construction workers to be vigilant when dealing with third party companies that offer CSCS card application services.
At the beginning of 2015 the CLC announced (via its Industrial Strategy: Construction 2025) that industry, including trade associations, contractors, clients and government should specify and promote card schemes carrying the CSCS logo with no equivalents accepted.
CSCS has published its Annual Review for 2015.
New card checking applications saves housebuilder 500 working days per year
The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) and the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) have revoked 4,615 cards, following investigations into fraudulent activity at five test centres.
The recent BBC Newsnight undercover investigation identified fraudulent activity at some test centres delivering construction industry training. The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), British Safety Council (BSC) and Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) has made the following joint statement:
CSCS will stop accepting all applications via the Profiled Route from 1st April 2016.
Following the BBC’s episode of Fake Britain broadcast on 4th December regarding the use of fake skills certification cards, CSCS has made a statment.
BBC fraud investigation: CSCS confirms cards at risk of cancellation
CSCS takes the issue of fraudulent activity extremely seriously.
Following the reports on BBC London and Newsnight (Wednesday 21 October) regarding people fraudulently obtaining construction related qualifications, CSCS has made a statement.
CSCS recently presented the two millionth card.
First scheme affiliated to CSCS to switch to chip-enabled smart technology
CRO cards are changing from 1st October and will no longer be issued from 31st March 2017.
This page contains information about changes to the CRO card.
The CSCS Board has decided to defer consultation on simpifying the scheme.
From 1st May 2015 the following rules will apply for all profiled route applications submitted to CSCS
It is with regret that we announce that former CSCS Chairman Trevor Walker has died after a long battle with illness.
New qualification for Labourers – Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment
CSCS is withdrawing its Certificates of Commitment with immediate effect.
From 1st July 2014 the green CSCS Construction Site Operative (CSO) card is no longer being issued.