How To Apply For a CSCS Green Card
As of 1st July 2014, CSCS introduced a new law. A replacement for the Construction Site Operative card was issued for those who work in labouring job roles. CSCS 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 three steps:
(Please note the delegate can complete the first two steps in any order. 3B Training advises 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
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, which is especially beneficial for those who are new to the industry.
Step 2: Health, Safety and Environment Test
You 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 ask us. The CITB use the test 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
Once 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?
Please 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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