To work on most Construction sites and many other areas, you now need to prove occupational competence.
This is usually in the form of a CSCS card (Construction Skills Certification Scheme). There are various types of card dependent on your level of training and qualification.CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO
Previously there were white CRO cards (Construction Related Occupation) and the Blue Skilled Worker cards, gained through Industry Accreditation (Grandfather Rights).
You will now find that the CRO cards have been withdrawn and if you have one issued from 1st October 2015, this will expire on 30th September 2017 and will not be renewable. If you have a CRO card that was issued prior to 1st October 2015, this will remain valid until the expiry date of the card.
To renew a CSCS card previously gained through Industry Accreditation, such as the Blue Skilled Worker, you will now need to prove that you have the appropriate training and qualifications required to carry out your job. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO
The NVQ level 2 is the required qualification in the Door and Loading Bay Systems industry in order to gain the CSCS cards.
Applying for CSCS cards
CSCS card applicants need to prove they have the training and qualifications required to carry out their job and apply for the correct card for their occupation.
The requirements can be checked by using the DHF or ADSA online cardfinder which will also confirm the other requirements.
CSCS cards cost between £30 and £60 dependant on the card you are applying for. The fee includes the required on-line Health, Safety & Environmental test.
To apply for a CSCS card
Simply complete the required application on the CSCS page of either the DHF or ADSA web site. The process is all on-line.
If you currently have an NVQ in Doors, Gates and Barriers, you will be required to upload your certificate AND your list of endorsements, as these will be printed on the rear of your new Skilled Worker card. A card cannot be supplied without the endorsement list.
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