CSCS Blue Card (Skilled Worker)
Blue CSCS Card As you may have seen from our “Menu Types” article or the “How to Get a Green Card” article, you don’t need to have cards to work on-site at all. This is because CSCS is not a legal requirement. However, CSCS cards are mandatory on most construction sites. This is because holding a CSCS card is a way for employers to ensure that construction workers are competent in health and safety.
Firstly Health and Safety are the keys in construction and are a major selling point for an employer who is hiring a new employee. With CSCS accreditation, the employer can be sure that you are able to conduct yourself properly on a construction site with many dangers.
This card is valid for five years.
Blue CSCS Card
You can apply for this card if you have either:
Achieved a construction-related NVQ or SVQ level 2
Completed an apprenticeship, such as an Employer sponsored apprenticeship, a City and Guilds of London Institute Craft Certificate or a CSCS Approved Trailblazer
If you do not have these qualifications, but are experienced in your job and have registered for a qualification applicable to your occupation, you may apply for an Experienced Worker Card.
CSCS Blue Card Renewal
To conclude Renewing is fairly straightforward. As we mentioned before, NVQs are for life and never expire, this makes renewing very simple.
To renew your card, all you will need is the Health, Safety, and Environment test for Operatives and a copy of your NVQ.
Green CSCS Card