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Obtaining your CSCS card – What’s Involved?

In the construction industry, safety and competence are paramount. To ensure that workers possess the necessary skills and knowledge to perform their tasks safely and efficiently, the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) was established.

The CSCS card has become an essential requirement for anyone seeking employment in the construction sector, but how do you go about obtaining one?

There are different levels of CSCS card depending on what you want to. This process shows what you need to do to gain a green labourers CSCS card.

There are two exams you need to pass in order to apply for your CSCS card.

You’ll take the first of these as part of the Level 1 Health & Safety in Construction qualification. This course ensures you have the knowledge to work in the construction industry safely.

Once you’ve completed this course, you’ll need to successfully pass the CITB Health, Safety, and Environment (HS&E) test. This examination assesses your knowledge of health and safety regulations, procedures, and best practices within the construction industry. It covers areas such as hazard awareness, risk assessment, and emergency procedures. Passing this test confirms your understanding of essential safety protocols. It’s a multiple choice test and you’ll need to score 40 out of 50 to pass. There are plenty of online resources and mock tests available to help you revise for this.

The good news is that once you’ve completed this you’re able to apply for your CSCS card! Once you have it, it will remain valid for three years, at which point you’ll need to retake the exams to ensure your health and safety knowledge is up to date with the latest regulations.

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