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.
What is the Labourer CSCS Card?
The CSCS Green Labourer Card is a compulsory card for workers who want to work on a construction site. The card provides proof that a site worker is competent with basic health and safety.
If you wish to apply for a Labourer card with 3B Training, you need to follow the below steps (GQA or CITB):
GQA Level 1 Award Course and Test
If you want to gain your green card with GQA, you will need to attend and pass the GQA Level 1 Award in Construction Health & Safety course. You will complete the process in one day, including the CSCS test as one of the assessments.
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, visit GQA Level 1 Award: Frequently Asked Questions.
CITB Health & Safety Awareness course
If you wish to obtain your card through the HSA process, please follow the below steps.
Step 1: Classroom-Based Course
No matter what level of experience you have or how many qualifications you have gained, if you wish to apply for or renew a CSCS green card, you must complete a Level 1 CITB Health & Safety Awareness. 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.
Step 2: Health, Safety and Environment Test
You will need to complete the test within the last two years to apply for your card.
The Health, Safety and Environment Test is available at any Pearson Vue centre across the country. 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.
Once you have passed this test and gained the relevant construction related qualification, you can, therefore, go ahead and apply for your card.
Step 3: Applying for your CSCS Green card
Once you have passed all the above tests, you will need to check that 3B Training has processed your course return. Once we have confirmed this, you will have to call the CSCS Contact Centre on 0344 994 4777.
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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