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Construction Skills Certification Scheme


Construction Skills Certificate Scheme (CSCS) cards are available to
IExpE members who are involved in EOC Engineering or EOD related activities
on constructions sites

Apply Today

Construction Skills Certification Scheme


Construction Skills Certificate Scheme (CSCS) cards are available to IExpE members who are involved in EOC Engineering or EOD related activities on constructions sites

Apply Today

IExpE CSCS Card Scheme

Construction Skills Certificate Scheme (CSCS) cards are available to IExpE members who are involved in EOC Engineering or EOD related activities on constructions sites, and are issued on behalf of the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), with level 1 (green card), level 2 (blue card, and level 3 (gold card) being available. Whilst a CSCS card is not a legislative requirement they are a vital element of confirming that an individual has the requisite qualifications / skills to undertake the type of role they are employed to do.

Membership of IExpE is a requirement of being awarded a CSCS card due to the due diligence and verification necessary to ensure the requirement minimum requirements are in place. The scheme runs alongside IExpE membership and lasts for 3 years before the card holder must reapply. A new card will be issued each year during the 3 year period to coincide with IExpE membership renewals.

The cost to apply for a CSCS card is £55.00. All applicants must have undertake the CITB Health, Safety & Environment test for operatives within 6 months of applying for the CSCS card.

Qualifying Criteria

Level One (Green Card) – EOC Banksman

Role Purpose: Confirm the presence of munition(s) uncovered by a construction / demolition worker and take appropriate actions in preparation for the arrival of the relevant EOD Operator.

Qualifications:

Defence EOD Operator

Advanced EOD Operator

Ammunition Technician Class 1

Ammunition Technical Officer

Naval or Air Force and Reserve Forces equivalent

IMAS Level 1 EOD

Defence EOD School 0801 or 8B1

RE Munitions Search Course (NOT All Arms Search)

RE Search Adviser

Level Two (Blue Card) – EOD Banksman

Role Purpose: Advise the site management on day to day EOD matters; to supervise the activities of EOC Banksmen; to confirm the presence of munition(s) uncovered by a construction / demolition worker; to undertake appropriate actions and manage EOD organisation resources in preparation for the arrival of either additional EOD supporting staff and / or equipment and explosives, or the relevant suitably qualified and experienced EOD Operator.

Qualifications:

Defence EOD Operator

Advanced EOD Operator

Ammunition Technician Class 1

Ammunition Technical Officer

Naval or Air Force and Reserve Forces equivalent

IMAS Level 2 EOD

Defence EOD School 0801 or 8B1

Intermediate Level EOD (Cpl/LD)

RE Battle Area Clearance Operator

Level Three (Gold Card) – EOD Engineer

Role Purpose: Advise the site management or emergency services on EOD matters; supervise the activities of other EOD staff; confirm the presence of munition(s) uncovered by a construction / demolition worker; to take appropriate actions and manage EOD organisation resources in the conduct of EOD actions; to plan, arrange and conduct off-site movement of munitions if necessary; to report on EOD actions.

Qualifications:

Defence EOD Operator

Advanced EOD Operator

Ammunition Technician Class 1

Ammunition Technical Officer

Naval or Air Force and Reserve Forces equivalent

IMAS Level 3 EOD

IMAS Level 3+ EOD

Defence EOD School 0801 or 8B1

*The applicant’s experience will also qualify an applicant for a card, this is subject to approval by the Membership Committee in line with membership requirements and standards.