CSCS Information

CSCS Profiled Route – What’s it all About

CSCS Profiled Route – What’s it all About

The CSCS Profiled Route is restricted to certain occupations and requires evidence of appropriate industry experience. Stringent standards apply, and prior to granting profiled-route status, CSCS auditors will carefully assess the documented evidence. For contracting or residential Construction Site Managers, a successful profiled-route application leads to the award of a black Managers card. And for […]

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CSCS Card Application Form Download Link

CSCS Card Application Form Download Link

CSCS Cards cover most occupations, and your work history, qualifications and current job are the factors which will dictate the card classification you require, and thus the correct form to download. Your first task is to identify the correct card to apply for, and you can use the online cardfinder for this purpose. The cardfinder […]

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Health and Safety Awareness course

Health and Safety Awareness course

The Health and Safety Awareness course is a one-day course for anyone who has just started working in the construction and civil engineering industry, or plans to do so very soon. Starting from first principles, the course is designed to raise awareness of basic matters of health and safety which new entrants to the industry […]

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CSCS Green Card Changes – Labourer CSCS Cards

CSCS Green Card Changes – Labourer CSCS Cards

A new accreditation scheme for UK construction workers came into operation on the 1st July 2014. The new CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) labouring card is an entry-level green card only applicable to those employed in labouring occupations, and replaces the former CSO (Construction Site Operative) green card which is thus no longer available. Background […]

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CSCS Test Centres

CSCS Test Centres

If you’re planning to take the CSCS test you’ll need to visit one of the many CSCS test centres across the UK as the test can only be taken at an approved CITB test centre. The overall goal of the Construction Skills Certification Scheme is to raise health and safety awareness among construction workers which […]

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CSCS Test FAQ

CSCS Test FAQ

It’s only natural for anyone preparing to take their CSCS test to have questions about the test and the process involved in acquiring a CSCS card. Over the past few months we’ve received numerous emails from cscs test candidates looking for further information about the test. In this article we will attempt to answer some […]

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How to Pass the CSCS Test

How to Pass the CSCS Test

If you’re like most people you’re probably wondering how to pass the CSCS test in your first attempt, since the introduction of the newly added behavioural case study questions there have been fewer people passing their CSCS exam every day mainly because of lack of preparation. A lot of people are under the impression that […]

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How to Renew a CSCS Card

How to Renew a CSCS Card

A card that represents one’s knowledge and familiarity with the Construction Skills and Certification Scheme template is a valuable asset on and off the job site. This card will display to co-workers and employers a familiarity with many safety aspects of the working environment while those who may be looking for work are more likely […]

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Behavioural Case Study Questions

Behavioural Case Study Questions

Since April 2012, the Health, Safety and Environment Test has included a new component comprising of Behavioural Case Study Questions. In essence, these questions aim to determine your knowledge regarding how to behave in a particular situation on site. As projects move on and jobs are completed, the nature of a site changes at an […]

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Types of CSCS Cards

Types of CSCS Cards

If you are working on a building site, CSCS cards are a way to quickly and easily identify people performing different functions and their level of competence. Once issued, most cards are valid for five years. The Black CSCS Card indicates that the holder is a manager. The person holding it has has passed the […]

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CSCS Yellow Cards/Visitor Cards

CSCS Yellow Cards/Visitor Cards

What is the CSCS Visitor Card? The CSCS yellow card or the visitor card is designed for people who frequently visit construction sites but do not have any construction related training, skill or qualification. Yellow CSCS cards allow frequent visitors like delivery drivers easy and fast access to any construction site that requires a CSCS […]

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Book CSCS Test

Book CSCS Test

Ready to Book your CSCS Test After completing all the necessary revision and practice questions the next step would be to book your CSCS test. There are three main ways of booking a CSCS test, you can choose to book either by phone, on the internet or by filling out an online application form that […]

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