New GREEN Construction Skills Operative Card

From 1st July 2014 the Green Construction Site Operative (CSO) card will no longer be issued.  There will be a new green CSCS card only available for people working in labouring occupations.

CSCS’ role is to provide a scheme for the construction industry that confirms site workers’ training and qualifications. Many site workers who are carrying out skilled occupations have been applying for the Green CSO card as the easiest route to gain access to construction sites. This makes it difficult for contractors to use CSCS cards as a reliable method of checking that site workers have the appropriate skills to work on construction sites safely and effectively.

If you have a Green CSO card that expires after 1st July 2014, the following applies:

Your card will remain valid until its current expiry date. If you need to replace the ‘Green’ card, you will need to provide evidence that you have achieved one of the following:

1. QCF/SCQF Level 1 Award in 2 “Health and Safety in a Construction Environment”.   or

2, One Day, CITB Site Safety Plus “Health and Safety” Course”.

3. Also, to have passed the CITB Operative Health, Safety and Environment test within two years prior to applying for the new CSCS Card.

Likewise, if you are applying for the CSCS Green Card for the first time after the 1st July 2014, you will need to provide the same evidence as above at 1, 2, and 3 above.

The CSCS card costs £30.00. The Health, Safety and Environment Test cost is £17.50.

PFP Safety Services can provide the one day CITB Site Safety Plus “Health and Safety Course” for £120.00. This will include CITB registration fee and course workbook. There is a 25 question multiple assessment and successful candidates will be awarded the CITB Site Safety Plus certificate.

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