Do you visit construction sites?
Although not a statutory requirement, many contractors and construction clients insist that people regularly working on their sites, particularly if not escorted, hold the appropriate CSCS card for the work they undertake. CSCS cards provide proof that individuals working on construction sites have the required training to enable safe and appropriate site behaviour.
White cards last five years and are renewable.
Associates who are current registered with a further/higher education college or university for a “nationally recognised construction related qualification” can apply for a red card for Trainees (Technical, Supervisory & Management
). These last three years and can only be renewed once so this is where problems may arise if thay haven’t qualified by the time the card runs out.
If you are a landscape professional and meet none of the above criteria then it is likely you may need to apply for a Visitors Card.
If you find you need a new card, bear in mind you will need to:
• be able to demonstrate your level of academic or professional achievement
• book and have passed the CITB Managers and Professionals Health & Safety Environment Test
• provide current or previous employer contact details
• submit a signed application form
pay fees for the test and
for the card.
Simon Odell CMLI