CSCS card from the Construction Skills Certification Scheme is the leading competence card scheme for individuals working in construction, ensuring they are up-to-date and can demonstrate an agreed level of occupational competence. For individuals, having a CSCS card verifies your identity and shows employers that you have the required qualifications, training and experience to carry out your work on a construction site.
Whilst CSCS is not a legal requirement, more and more contractors are making the scheme mandatory for their construction sites.
Anyone working or visiting a construction site may be required by the client or contractor to show their CSCS card. It is important that you hold the right CSCS card for the type of work you undertake. If you do not have a card, or hold the wrong card, access to construction sites may be denied.