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Industry Accreditation: Common queries answered

CSCS is aware of concerns regarding the decision to withdraw cards issued under Industry Accreditation (IA). For many there will already be straightforward routes out of IA available, likely via the Academically and Professional Qualified Persons cards. Read more.

Supporting apprentices with free CSCS cards

Apprentices cards are now free and are proving popular with the next generation of construction workers. There is also a new route for anyone experiencing difficulties with their registration. This simplified process ensures new entrants to the industry start their careers on the right card. Read more.

Don’t pay more than £36 for a CSCS card

Construction workers are being charged excessive sums by unaffiliated third-party websites for their CSCS cards when they could pay just £36 via the official application service. Read more.

CSCS Smart Check

The CSCS Smart Check app provides on-site card checkers with a quick, easy and secure way of ensuring construction workers on site hold the right qualifications and training for the job they do. Download it free now via the App Store or Google Play.

Video: How to apply for a CSCS Labourer card

The latest video on  YouTube is a short explainer of how to apply for a CSCS Labourer card online as an individual applicant. Please note that nobody should apply for a Labourer card if they work in a skilled occupation. Find out more.

How to submit an Employer Application for a CSCS card

CSCS has updated its user guide for employers making applications on behalf of their workforce. The new guidance is available to download for free and includes information on registering applicants, uploading employee qualifications and adding CITB Health, safety and environment test details.

As well as the CITB health Safety and Environment test operatives wanting to apply for the green Labourer card will also have to complete a 1 day IOSH Safety, Health and Environment for Construction Workers Training Course The course qualifies for CSCS approval which means that the course will equip delegates with the knowledge and skills required to be eligible to apply for the Green Labourer card. 

Who the course is for:

Anyone who works on or around a construction site or has cause to visit the site in the course of their work.
Remember, it is your responsibility to provide your staff with the training to ensure your site is fully compliant with safety, health and environmental regulations.


What the course covers:

  • Health and safety issues to be managed in the construction industry to protect employees, contractors, neighbours and others
  • The basics of local law
  • The importance of risk assessments and method statements and the development process
  • Site requirements for the welfare of construction workers on site
  • Hazards and controls associated with construction sites and activities including working at height and confined spaces
  • Site environmental management including management of waste and ecology

EC Safety Solutions are able to deliver the 1 day IOSH Safety, Health and Environment for Construction Workers Training Course  or alternatively we also offer a fully accredieted eLearning version of the 1 day course.


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