Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS)
The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card is the industry's largest scheme and, at present, covers 220 occupations including trades, technical, supervisory and management.
CSCS cards list the holder’s qualifications and are valid for either three or five years. It also shows they have health and safety awareness as all cardholders have to pass the appropriate CITB-ConstructionSkills Health and Safety Test.
Most contractors and clients now demand proof of competence, before allowing workers onto their sites, which is provided by a CSCS card.
Not having a CSCS card may affect your ability to work on certain sites. For more information visit the CSCS website.