Construction Skills Certification Scheme cards provide proof that individuals working on construction sites have the appropriate training and qualifications for their job.
CSCS cards are made up of 38 different organisations which form the CSCS Alliance. These organisations not only represent traditional construction trades, but also many specialist occupations across the built environment.
In April this year, the CSCS Smart Check App was launched, radically improving the construction industry’s card checking procedures and site safety in a simple and easy manner. This allows all 2.1 million cards in the construction industry displaying the CSCS logo to be verified using a single app.
In such a short time the Alliance have shown how effective they are at driving positive change and there is much more to come. Jay Parmar states; “The Alliance have a critical role to play in ensuring that principles which underpin the Building Safety Act and concepts such as the Golden Thread; greater collaboration, improved visibility and sharing best practice are achieved throughout all processes including verifying the training and qualifications of individuals. Industry defined requirements for Fire Safety training and the introduction of Continuous Professional Development will also need to be displayed on CSCS cards and validated at the site”.