How To Apply For a CSCS Green Card
As of 1st July 2014, CSCS introduced a new law. CSCS issued a replacement for the Construction Site Operative card for those who work in labouring job roles. They introduced the new Green Labourer Card.
Do you need a green card to be a labourer?
The CSCS labourer card is the basic CSCS green card you will need to get on a construction site. By completing one of the two CSCS green card course routes, you will have a card that provides proof that you are competent with basic health and safety.
Our CSCS Course Online, Test and Card is a great place to start if you’re an apprentice or new to the industry. It will provide you with all the fundamental health and safety knowledge you need to allow you to perform your job safely on-site.
How to get a green labourer card?
To gain your CSCS labourer card there are two routes you can take…
Option 1: CSCS Course Online, Test & Card
The first route is taking the CSCS Course Online, Test & Card. This is a CSCS Green Card 1 day course that is accredited by GQA.
After you have completed the course, we will apply for the CSCS green labourer card for you.
The Level 1 qualification is valid for a lifetime, whereas you must renew the GQA CSCS card every five years. GQA will issue the card within 1-2 weeks of completion.
For more information, take a look at some frequently asked questions.
Option 2: CITB Health and Safety Awareness course
The second route is by taking the CITB Health and Safety Awareness training course.
Step 1: Classroom-Based Course
This is another CSCS Green Card course. By completing the one-day course, you will gain a basic knowledge of health and safety on-site, especially beneficial for those new to the industry.
The certificate for this course is valid for 5 years.
Step 2: Health, Safety and Environment Test
After completing the course, you will then need to book a Health, Safety & Environment Touchscreen Test at your nearest Pearson Vue Centre. If you need help finding the one closest to you, ask us. The CITB use the test to examine the delegate across a range of topics. The test is usually available as a computer-based touch screen test, but alternative options are available for certain exemptions.
You will need to complete the test within the last two years to apply for your card.
If you pass both the course and touchscreen test, you will then be able to apply for your CSCS labourer card once 3B Training has processed your course return. To do this, you can apply online via the CSCS website.
The card is valid for five years.
Which CSCS Card Should I Apply For?
Please take a look at the different types of CSCS cards available to workers and which one is right for you here.
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