CSCS Cards: How To Apply For a CSCS Green Card

As of 1st July 2014, a new law was introduced by CSCS A replacement for the Construction Site Operative card was issued for those who work in labouring job roles.

The new CSCS green card is a compulsory card to be allowed on site. Which therefore 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 three steps:

(Please note the first two steps can be completed in any order but it is advised that those who don’t have a broad knowledge of health and safety complete step one first as a revision session for step two).

Step 1: Classroom-Based Course

CITBNo 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 which is especially beneficial for those who are new to the industry.

An alternative to the one-day CITB course is the IOSH Working Safely. IOSH is also a highly credible health and safety membership scheme. The difference with IOSH is that the course is aimed at a much broader audience and is relevant to people from any sector rather than just construction and the built environment.

To find out more about the IOSH Working Safely course click here.

Step 2: Health, Safety and Environment Test

Green CSCS CardYou will need to complete the test within the last 2 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 just ask us. The test is used to examine the delegate across a range of topics. It is designed to increase production and safety on site. 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

CITB Health & Safety AwarenessOnce you have passed all the above tests, you will need to check that 3B Training has processed your course return. Once this has been confirmed then you will have to call the CSCS Contact Centre on 0344 994 4777.

The card is valid for 5 years.

Which CSCS Card Should I Apply For?

Take a look at the different types of CSCS card that are available to workers and which one is right for you here.


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