CSCS Test Centre Durham – CSCS Set up in the 1990s, the scheme keeps a database of those working in construction that achieve (or can demonstrate they have already attained) an agreed level of occupational competence. Successful applicants are issued with a card giving them a means of identification and proof of their achievements. Today there are over 1.7 million cards in circulation, and they’re increasingly demanded as evidence of occupational competence by many, including contractors, public and private clients.
*Please note that there have been some changes to the green card.
What are the green card changes?
From 1st July 2014 the green Construction Site Operative (CSO) card will no longer be issued. There will be a new green CSCS card only available for people working in labouring occupations. CSCS’ role is to provide a scheme for the construction industry that confirms site workers’ training and qualifications. Many site workers who are carrying out skilled occupations have been applying for the green CSO card as the easiest route to gain access to construction sites.
This makes it difficult for contractors to use CSCS cards as a reliable method of checking that site workers have the appropriate skills to work on construction sites safely and effectively.
CSCS Test Centre Durham – Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS)
The CPCS renewal test is split into test modules. Each module has 15 randomly selected multiple choice questions, which need to be answered within 15 minutes.
Each module is CPCS plant specific and the questions are based on a range of topics and key knowledge expected of experienced plant operators and has been devised through consultation with plant-based employers and health and safety related data.
This test is aimed at all individuals who have or wish to gain contracted work at nuclear new build sites. The test is required to show individuals have retained the key aims and objectives set out in the training prior to going on site.
CSCS Test Centre Durham – Health, Safety & Environment Test
About the Health, Safety & Environment Test
The HS&E test should be used as a stepping stone for employers and their workforce to develop their knowledge even further. All tests last for 45 minutes and have 50 multiple-choice questions including: 12 behavioural case study questions about how you should behave on a construction site to stay safe 38 knowledge questions to check your awareness of health, safety and environment issues.
CSCS Test Centre Durham – Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment
This Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment qualification is for learners wishing to apply for the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) Green Card.
The CSCS Green Card is intended for those working in labouring occupations only. From July 2014 CSCS is planning to introduce a new requirement for applicants to achieve a formal knowledge based qualification, the ‘Health and Safety in a Construction Environment’ Award. Achievement of this award will demonstrate the applicant’s understanding of key issues affecting safe working practices on UK construction sites.
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