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CSCS

What is CSCS card?

CSCS card allows you to work at UK construction sites as a construction help, apprentice or qualified construction worker and confirms the completion of the official CSCS Health & Safety test.

 

CSCS card assures any potential employer, that the card holder is trained to complete the work in a safe and appropriate manner.
It also guarantees that the card holder knows the current health&safety legislation rules that apply at British construction sites.

 

It is impossible to be legally hired in the construction sector without holding a valid CSCS certificate.
Hiring a construction worker without CSCS card could result with a hefty fines and procesution for both the employer and the employee.

 

 

How can I get a CSCS card?

To acquire a CSCS card you will need to pass the official CSCS Health & Safety test and send a correct application form. You can book your CSCS Health & Safety touchscreen test directly with us.

Our dedicated team will take care of you and make sure that the whole process will go as smooth and quick as possible. We will also provide all learning materials absolutely free of charge!
Our consultants will help you establish what type of CSCS card you should apply for and will explain the whole process. CSCS Health & Safety test is a PC-based touch screen test and takes around 45 minutes to complete.

 

It consists of 50 questions regarding health & safety at the workplace and work related hazards. There are two types of questions:

▪ 38 multiple choice questions
▪ 12 behavioral case study questions (where candidate needs to find the best way out of the presented situations)

 

After passing the test you will receive a CSCS test pass certificate valid for 2 years and you will be able to:

▪ Order a red CPCS card – this is a temporary card valid only for 6 months and can not be renewed

▪ Book a 1-day Level 1 Health & Safety course and exam after which you can order a green CPCS card valid for 5 years

 

Your card should be with you within 10 working days from application.

 

 

CSCS card types

You can apply for a few different CSCS card types depending on your experience and profession that you chose.

 

YELLOW CARD – REGULAR VISITOR - for construction site visitors only
WHITE CARD – CONSTRUCTION RELATED OCCUPATION (CRO) - mainly for construction related workers not covered by other card categories (e.g. cleaner, security etc)
GREEN CARD – basic skills card for general labourer
RED CARD – TRAINEE – for people who have not achieved the SVQ/NVQ level 2 or 3 or resgistered with collefe for any construction related qualification
RED CARD – GRADUATE (TECHNICAL, SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT) – for people who completed construction related qualification at college
RED CARD – EXPERIENCED (TECHNICAL, SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT) – for anyone with at least one year relevant job experience and achieved NVQ or SVQ
RED CARD – EXPERIENCED WORKER – for with one year of experience and received NVQ or SVQ and passing CSCS Health&Safety test.
BLUE CARD – SEMI SKILLED WORKER – for workers which gained their SVQ or NVQ level 2 and City of Guilds and London Institute certificate
GOLD CARD – SKILLED WORKER – for skilled people which gained their SVQ or NVQ level 3 and City of Guilds and London Institute Advance Craft certificate
GOLD CARD – SUPERVISOR – for people with experience in the supervisor occupation and NVQ or SVQ level 3
BLACK CARD – SENIOR MANAGER – for people who have manager and senior manager occupation and level 4 or 5 in site management

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