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    IMPORTANT CHANGES TO CSCS SITE GREEN CARD

    New card for labouring occupations from 1st July 2014

    CSCS is about to remove the green Construction Site Operative card from the scheme and to replace it with a card purely for labourers.

    The aim is to discourage people from applying for the incorrect card for their occupation and also to introduce a qualification for those working in labouring occupations.

    The new qualification – Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment*- has been specifically designed to assess a Labourer’s knowledge of the most common risks to safety on construction sites today.

    Industry supportive of change

    Prior to the introduction of these changes from July 1st 2014, a pilot programme was completed to assess the effectiveness of training delivery and to gain feedback from those taking the new qualification.

    CSCS chief executive Graham Wren commented:

    “The introduction of an entry-level qualification to obtain a CSCS card is an important move in our strategy to ensure that people have appropriate qualifications, skills and knowledge to carry out their work on construction sites.

    Before we introduced the new Labourer qualification it was important we tested our proposals were appropriate. The results of the pilot have shown that industry is supportive of this development and that what is being offered is suitable for learners’ requirements.”

    The Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment qualification was developed by CITB and a committee drawn together by CSCS comprising representatives from across the industry including principal and specialist contractors, professional bodies, unions and training providers.

     

     

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