Information about the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS).
The Construction Skills Certification Scheme is the leading skills certification scheme within the UK construction industry.
Those holding a valid CSCS card can prove they have all the necessary training and qualifications to work on construction sites and carry out the work required of them. The Scheme is responsible for the upkeep of a current database that lists all qualified persons working in the construction industry who have achieved a recognised construction related qualification, or is in training to achieving one.
Major house building firms and principal contractors require their construction workers to carry a valid CSCS card. The CSCS is a not-for-profit company with directors made up from major employer organisations and industry related union representatives. The scheme is delivered under contract by CITB.
CSCS Health & Safety Awareness in the Construction Environment Course
The CSCS HSA course is designed to help construction labourers to understand the potential safety hazards they face while working in the construction sector or civil engineering industry. Passing the HSA course is a mandatory element to obtaining your CSCS card. The course is designed for those already working in, or are preparing to start work in the construction industry or in civil engineering.
Once a candidate has passed the one day H&S Awareness course they will be awarded with a recognised CITB HSA certificate. The candidate can then progress onto the second part of obtaining their CSCS card by completing the CITB HS&E test for Operatives. This consists of an online multiple choice computer based test. A candidate will need to pass both elements to gain a 5 year Green Card.
The Aim of the Course
The aim of the course is to ensure that candidates obtain a good level of knowledge across a broad range of key health and safety points that are relevant to their work in the construction industry. It is to help raise awareness of the importance of keeping themselves and others safe in the working environment and to improve upon the safety and productivity of the site. The course also ensures that all candidates understand what it is they need to do in any situation.
Who is the course for?
The course is for everyone working in the construction industry or civil engineering industry. This is the official certification scheme that applies to all supervisors and site managers, site operatives and plant operatives. No matter what professional position you or your employees hold, the CSCS Card is essential for working in this industry, so book your certified test today.