It is a requirement for construction sites to require CSCS cards from supervisors, trainees, skilled workers and labourers to show they have completed a relevant health and safety course. CSCS cards are a requirement of many major construction contractors and organisations in the UK, such as Crossrail, The Greater London Authority (GLA) and Network Rail and HS2. Construction workers are also required to have their own safety qualifications or card before they can work on-site on most building sites in the UK.
Do I Need To Apply For A CSCS Card If I Already Had SSSTS Training?
Yes, you do require a CSCS card to work on-site and SSSTS training does not replace a CSCS card, although it is part of the requirement to hold a supervisor’s card. Health and safety are incredibly important when it comes to construction, and it’s essential that every member of the team knows how to keep themselves and others safe. In order to get a labourer’s Green CSCS card and Blue skilled worker cards, you must have passed the CITB Health, Safety and Environment Test, as well as either a Site Safety Plus Health & Safety Awareness course or an H&S Level 1 Award in a Construction Environment course, which we are proud to offer at Fence and Construction Training (FaCT). SSSTS is the health and safety training requirement for the gold card, and SMSTS is the health and safety requirement for Black cards.
Obtaining A CSCS Card
Before you apply for a CSCS (FISS/CSCS) card (except the green labourer’s card), you must achieve the appropriate qualifications for the card. If you register for a CSCS recognised construction related qualification, you can hold a red trainee card while you work toward achieving your qualification. It’s important to remember that SSSTS, SMSTS and NEBOSH General will only be accepted for supervisor and management level cards. It must be a qualification based on a National Occupational Standard. CSCS cards last for five years and there are five different levels.
Get In Touch
At FaCT, we specialise in training for the construction industry and offer a wide range of fencing qualifications, including those necessary to obtain a CSCS (FISS/CSCS) card. Our experienced team can help you with the whole process, so call us today on 0121 726 1008.
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