Will installers need a CSCS card or site H&S training?

Will installers need a CSCS card or site H&S training?

Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) cards are issued to individual workers on construction sites as a way of proving that they have the necessary training and qualifications to carry out their role. In order to get one, workers must pass a Health, Safety and Environment test and provide evidence of their qualifications.


CSCS cards are not a legal requirement for workers to work on construction sites, but site owners will often insist on employing the services of CSCS card holders as it is an easy way of ensuring that the workers on their site are sufficiently trained and qualified, minimising the risk to them. For employees installing a product on a commercial construction site, it’s best to make sure they have CSCS cards to eliminate the risk of delaying a project, or even losing business.


Having a CSCS card also provides proof of a worker’s Health and Safety awareness, so as long as they hold a CSCS card, formal Health & Safety site training won’t usually be necessary. However, in some instances, site owners will want to perform a Health & Safety induction before allowing workers onto the site, regardless of whether or not they hold a CSCS card. This most common on high risk sites, such as power plants or chemical plants.

For more information on CSCS cards, or to book a Free Review of your Health & Safety arrangements, call Jonny on 0844 8797286.

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