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.