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CSCS has consulted with the industry and decided that will pave the way for the eventual withdrawal of the Yellow CSCS Visitors’ Card, currently valid for five years’.
All Construction Site Visitor cards issued from 3rd September 2018 will expire on 31st August 2020 and CSCS will stop issuing the card from 28th February 2020.
For the avoidance of doubt, all Construction Site Visitor cards issued before 3rd September 2018 will remain valid until their expiry date.
The good news is many people holding the Construction Site Visitor card will not be required to obtain another CSCS card. CSCS cards are intended for construction-related occupations only and many people holding the card work in roles considered to be non-construction related, such as site cleaning and catering staff. Historically these workers have applied for the Construction Site Visitor card because they were told to do so by their employer, this was often a result of policies requiring sites to be 100% carded, as opposed to construction workers being 100% qualified.
However, those with Site Visitor cards that work in construction-related occupations must now start to develop plans to move across to the appropriate skilled card. For some, this will be straightforward as they will already hold the appropriate qualification or membership of a recognized professional body. Those working in construction-related occupations without qualifications will be expected to register onto the appropriate qualification before their Construction Site Visitor card expires.
Graham Wren continued: “The withdrawal of the Site Visitor card will see an increase in the numbers of individuals turning up to the site without a card. We are not suggesting site supervisors and managers turn non-cardholders away from the site. If a worker is there to carry out a construction-related activity then a card is required as proof of their training and qualifications. If they are there to perform a non-construction related activity it then becomes the responsibility of site supervisors and managers to induct and supervise these people to ensure they remain safe at all times when on site.”
The decision to withdraw the Site Visitor card is supported by the Construction Leadership Council’s recent announcement that not everyone needs a card to gain access to site and cards should only be issued to those working in construction-related occupations.
Read the original article on CSCS’s website by clicking here.
It has never been more important to growing and developing your workforce as per UK’s current construction industry skills gaps. One of the best ways to address those gaps, is to hire apprentices. You’ll be able to watch them improve and learn new skills with our construction Tutors available to suit their needs.
We are able to provide you training through a number of pathways, covering the most important Construction Training Programmes in the UK, each of apprenticeship training programme, leading to a Vocational Qualification (NVQ) at the end. Our experienced and professional team, some of, Members of the CIOB and past Chartered Construction Managers, will ensure a smooth training and assessment process but also their full-time commitment to your apprentices.
Our goal is to ensure that your workforce will be able to carry out their duties and tasks adequately, at the required standards, in the same time to be able to follow the safe system of works on site.
We understand how challenging can the Construction Industry be sometimes, but rest assured that we can tailor our apprenticeships so that the training we deliver is fully flexible to meet your needs and specific work. CDC is also able to deliver the apprenticeship training programmes completely on site, at employers’ premises, with minimum disrupt from the work activities.
Our Apprenticeships Delivery
• Construction Specialist – Interior Systems – Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2)
• Construction Building – Wood Occupations – Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2)
• Construction Building – Decorative Finishing and Industrial Painting – Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2)
Assessment and Verification
All knowledge and understanding assessments will be carried out during attendance on formal training. Arrangements will be made to assess learners in the workplace during on-site periods. Competence assessments will be undertaken in the workshop with real-life scenarios which must be accomplished to the required national occupational standard.
Competence assessments will be undertaken in the workshop or on the employer’s premises with real-life scenarios which must be accomplished to the required national occupational standard.
Observation of Behaviours and Skills
Apprentices work in an environment where their safety, the safety of those around them and the equipment they work on are of paramount importance. Therefore, observation of behaviors and approach are an integral and developing part of the apprentice progression throughout the apprenticeship and should be assessed using existing supervisory practice and as part of the on-going assessment.
Successful achievement of the end-point assessment will lead to final certification of the apprenticeship and demonstrate that the apprentice is a fully competent individual in their occupational job role, who can work safely and confidently. Apprentices should only be considered for end-point assessment when they have completed their on-programme portfolio and achieved a pass in their knowledge assessment or current legacy qualification and have achieved the required behavioral standard.
For further information on the type of apprenticeships we offer or to see how our business can help you make the most of the apprenticeship levy, please get in touch today.
Please don’t hesitate to contact our apprenticeships advisor George at 020 8349 8002 or email@example.com
Did you know NVQ Assessors and Verifiers do not require CSCS cards for accessing construction sites?
The Construction Leadership Council (CLC) agreed that from January 2015 the industry, including trade associations, contractors, clients, and the government should specify and promote card schemes carrying the CSCS logo with no equivalents accepted.
This is good news for the industry as it provides a consistent means of recognizing that an individual has achieved the agreed standard of qualification and skill for the occupation they are working in.
The CLC also recognizes that due to the diverse nature of construction projects, there are occasions when non-construction personnel needs to access a construction site, such as a delivery driver, machine maintenance personnel, and other non-construction related occupations.
On these occasions, the CLC accepts the person visiting a construction site would not be expected to carry a CSCS, but there should be clear industry guidance for non-construction personnel.
Amongst the occupations not required to carry a CSCS card are NVQ Assessors and Verifiers.
Following the agreement with Build UK, CSCS has issued the following guidance for NVQ Assessors and Verifiers:
CSCS is aware that some constructions sites still operate a fully carded workforce policy. If your entry to such a site is refused because you do not hold CSCS card, please ask the site manager to view this article on the CSCS website.
The advice issued above is fully in line with industry desire to only issue CSCS cards when workers are engaged in a construction-related activity.
Read the original information on the official CSCS website HERE.