See below recent changes within the CSCS Card Scheme. The SHE Admin Team will be in contact with anyone who holds a CSCS Card that falls into the below categories in order to arrange the next steps to obtaining a new CSCS Card.
Visitor card withdrawal
All Construction Site Visitor cards issued from 3rd September 2018 will expire on 31st August 2020 and are non-renewable.
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.
Non-construction related occupations: Many people holding the Construction Site Visitor card work in non-construction related occupations such as security guards and catering. CSCS cards are intended for construction related occupations only, meaning that card holders working in non-construction related occupations will not be required to obtain another CSCS card. Only those in construction related occupations will need a new CSCS card.
Construction related occupations: Those working in construction related occupations will need to develop plans to move across to the appropriate skilled card for their occupation. For some this will be straightforward as they will already hold the appropriate qualification or membership of a recognised professional body. Those working in construction related occupations without qualifications will need to register onto the appropriate qualification before their Construction Site Visitor card expires, otherwise they will not be able to obtain another CSCS card.
CSCS announce plans to withdraw Industry Accreditation -
From 1st January 2020, all cards renewed under Industry Accreditation (also known as Grandfather Rights) will expire on 31st December 2024 and CSCS will stop issuing the card from 30th June 2024
What you need to do now depends on your occupation and any construction related qualifications you may already hold. Those without qualifications will be required to register for the appropriate qualification for their occupation before their cards expire in 2024.
Many IA cardholders already hold the construction related qualifications they need to move directly to a new CSCS card, while others are now in non-construction related occupations and will not require a card.
IA card holders who do not take the necessary steps to replace their cards will find they will be unable to obtain another CSCS card.
SHE BULLETIN: PLANT SAFETY ZONES
The latest SHE Bulletin can be seen here. We look at Plant Safety Zones.
FRONTLINE LEADERSHIP PROGRAMME UPDATE
A total of 245 Supervisors have now completed the FLP course which started back in August 2018. Please see below comments from Karl Yellop - Safety Critical Communications Trainer, Benchmark Training Ltd
‘Some exceptional feedback from the delegates. As with all the delivered courses so far the delegates take a lot from the training experience. From a trainers point of view the experience of training M.V Kelly employees is a positive and enjoyable experience’.
New initiative: MV Kelly Plant Operator Authorisation Scheme
After successful trials on site all plant operators will be issued with arm bands or Hi-viz jackets to enable them to display their CPCS/NPORS training cards.