How To Get A CSCS Card & Which One You Need

Confused about CSCS? We're here to help you!

What is a CSCS Card?

CSCS Cards are now essential to gaining access on most sites across the United Kingdom. The CSCS Card was introduced to increase safety awareness for employees and equally so improve standards on UK construction sites. A CSCS Card proves that the individual has received the appropriate training in health & Safety awareness, to safely carry out their job. 

Why do I need a CSCS Card?

You do not require a CSCS Card on ALL sites across the UK, although most will require you to produce one daily upon the entrance to the site. "Holding a CSCS card is not a legislative requirement. It is entirely up to the principal contractor or client whether workers are required to hold a card before they are allowed on site. However, most principal contractors and major house builders require construction workers on their sites to hold a valid card." - The Official site for the Construction Skills Certification Scheme

Which CSCS Card do I need?

As you've probably seen and heard - there's a few different types of CSCS Cards available. We understand that it can be very confusing and overwhelming when looking to gain your card. Luckily, our knowledgeable team are on hand to help if you can't find the answers you're looking for on the "Types of cards" page here

Still not sure? Contact us to seek advice on which card you will require and booking information

What do I need to do to gain a Green Labourer's CSCS Card?

You will need to do two things to gain the Green Labourer's Card:

  • Pass the One Day Site Safety Awareness Course

  • Pass the CSCS Operatives Test 

The One Day Course runs for approximately 8 hours with regular dates. You can see dates and book here.

The CSCS Test is a 50 question test, that is 45 minuets in duration. You can call us on 024 7636 3663 to book this.

Once you have completed these two elements, you can contact CITB, who will issue you with your CSCS Card. Their contact details will be displayed along with all of the required information to get your card on your CSCS Test pass certificate.

Not found what you're looking for?

If you can't find the answers you're looking for, you can head to our contact page to get in touch with one of our friendly staff. 

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