Navigating the health and safety landscape can be challenging for new starters and with ever-changing legislation, keeping on top of your requirements as an employee can be confusing. With the importance of CSCS green card growing amongst employers, we’ve answered some of the most frequently asked questions about CSCS green cards to make you understand fully the health and safety benefits.
What Are They and Why Do I Need One?
CSCS green cards are issued as part of the Constructions Skills Certification Scheme which aims to increase safety in the construction industry by encouraging employees to hold relevant health and safety knowledge. Holding a CSCS green card in Stoke contributes to the safety of the site you work on and may help increase job prospects.
Is It a Legal Requirement?
While it is not a legal requirement to have a CSCS green card, it is highly recommended, and increasingly more and more contractors will only employ those who do.
Is It for Me?
If you wish to work in the construction industry as a labourer, or in an entry-level position a CSCS green card is for you.
How Long Is It Valid For?
CSCS green labourers’ cards are valid for 5 years and will need to be renewed after this period. Depending on the qualification you completed, you may need to take a retest or complete another course.
How Long Does It Take To Arrive?
After you have submitted your application it can take up to 5 working days to arrive, longer if you have applied by post.
Am I Eligible?
In order to apply for a CSCS green card in Stoke, you should be over the age of 16 and have attended a relevant health and safety awareness course.
To apply for a CSCS card in Stoke call our team on 0843 507 3335 to book onto our CITB Health and Safety Awareness Course.