CSCS Card

CSCS Cards and You : Why you need the right CSCS card !

Employers are increasingly making the holding of CSCS cards a mandatory practice for their sites. This helps them and their clients be reassured that health and safety practices are not only understood but also adhered to.

You should also be aware of two things:

  • Firstly, regular checks are carried out on CSCS card holders either by using a hand held scanner or checking a central database to ensure the card is valid.
  • Secondly, if you are holding the wrong type of card for the type of job you are doing for example, if you have a CSCS Green card and are in fact a painter, plasterer or supervisor you may find that you are asked to leave the site.

Remember, to qualify for a FREE CSCS card from Construction Helpline you need to:

  • Check to see if your job role is covered by CSCS
  • Pass the Health safety & environmental test
  • Register for an NVQ or SVQ with Construction Help Line
  • Complete an NVQ or SVQ profiling session

Once you have a CSCS card, it is valid for three years and is non-renewable. You will have to re-sit the health safety & environmental test because new standards may have been introduced since your CSCS card was issued.

You will also need to gain an NVQ qualification.

Any queries? Contact us now for more information on 0207 199 9800 (Lines are open 9am to 8pm, Mon to Fri).

Types of CSCS Cards

Having a CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) Card gives the holder access to construction sites because having the card is now a mandatory requirement for all on-site workers.
Not having a card means you are unlikely to get work on a properly run construction site. If you need a CSCS card urgently, Click Here.

(Please note: spot checks are often carried out on sites using hand held scanners to ensure the authenticity of the card. An invalid card or a card that doesn't cover appropriately the job you are doing could see you being asked to leave the site.)

CSCS Cards

  • RED CSCS CARD - EXPERIENCED
  • GREEN CSCS CARD
  • GOLD CSCS CARD
  • BLACK CSCS CARD - MANAGER
  • RED CSCS CARD - TRAINEE
  • BLUE CSCS CARD
  • WHITE/YELLOW CSCS CARD
  • WHITE/GREY CSCS CARD
  • YELLOW CSCS CARD