What is CSCS Training and a Green Card?
What is CSCS Training?
Everything you need to know about CSCS Green Cards
The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) is a nationally recognised award that proves you’re qualified to work on a construction site. The scheme helps construction sites, employees and employers improve the standard of safety by providing the assurance that workers have the required training and qualifications for the type of work they carry out, thus helping to improve standards and guarantee safety throughout the industry.
Today, more than 85% of UK construction sites expect their new employees to have a relevant CSCS card to work on their sites, and, while holding a CSCS card is not a legislative requirement, most contractors and major housebuilders require their construction workers to carry these cards on their sites. There are multiple CSCS Card types available for different sectors, jobs and experience, and the card scheme reflects the different occupations and qualifications in construction.
What is the CSCS Green Card?
The Green CSCS Card is a CSCS Labourer card. The Labourer Card is designed for a construction labourer who has been employed to carry out various manual labour jobs on construction sites. It allows workers to perform tasks on sites at entry-level positions and is valid for five years. House building has been singled out as a priority for the UK government over the coming years, and as a result it’s clear to see that the need for fully trained construction workers is more important than ever before. The construction industry is known for its potential hazards, and being risk-averse is key to being safe on a worksite. One of the main challenges many in the sector are facing is getting workers qualified to the required standards for their occupation.
If you are working in any type of labouring environment, employed in the physical construction and/or destruction of a building setting and infrastructure, then you should apply for the green CSCS Card. The CSCS Labourer Card shows employers that you have acquired the essential health and safety knowledge through training courses, such as COSAC’s Safe2Site Online CSCS, and that you have a good understanding of the best practices on a construction site. If you are currently a labourer who has their green card or is going to apply for one after reading this article, there are a few courses that we offer that may be of interest.
What is CSCS training?
“What is CSCS training?” we hear you ask. Well, the training behind the Green CSCS Labourer Card ensures you’re equipped with essential Health and Safety knowledge when working on a construction site. Our Safe2Site Online CSCS is the remote training and certificate you need for your CSCS Green Card. The course is CSCS approved and is the perfect course for anyone who wants to apply for a CSCS Green Card to work on a UK construction site as a labourer or a security officer.
More than 15,000 candidates have successfully completed the course, which takes approximately three hours, plus a 45 minute test, and can be completed in one go or over a period of days or weeks – it is entirely up to you. COSAC’s E-Learning Safe2Site course is a simple introduction to safety on a construction site. By the end of the course, you will be able to spot hazards and play your part in making the work environment safer for you and your colleagues.
The first time pass rate for Safe2Site is over 98% and your certificate will be available to download on completion. It is equivalent to the Level 1 Award in Health and safety in a construction environment and can be used to support your application for a CSCS labourer card.
Why choose COSAC for CSCS training?
As a training institute, COSAC is experienced in delivering courses in a range of construction specialities. COSAC’s Safe2Site Online CSCS is the first of its kind to host a construction related training course that met CSCS’s requirements for using the remote invigilation exam delivery method.
Book your CSCS training course with COSAC today.