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.