Do I always need my CSCS card with me when I work?
When working as a labourer, will you need your CSCS card on you at all times, or will you only need to show it to your employer on your first day of work?
Do you need an SIA licence to be a supermarket security guard?
SIA licences are required for most job roles throughout the security sector -this includes working as a security guard for supermarkets and shops. An SIA licence will not only ensure you are working legally, but training will aid the job role and better prepare you for the industry.
Where can a food safety award get me?
In the hospitality industry, a food safety qualification is essential. It not only shows that you have experience of food safety and cleanliness in a working kitchen, but shows that you have the necessary desire to develop and improve your skillset. These two aspects are highly sought after by the food industry, meaning that a food safety award can really advance a job application or help you sell yourself in an interview.
How to check the progress of your SIA licence application
It can be frustrating after you’ve submitted your SIA licence application and not heard back from them for a while. Here, we outline what the SIA are checking after they receive your application, how long you can expect to wait and how you can get hold of them if you’d like to check on the progress.
BBC Newsnight uncovers CSCS card training fraud
A recent secret investigation carried out by BBC London and Newsnight has shown that a number of London training centres are allowing individuals to fraudulently acquire CSCS cards.
Recent changes to the CRO card
The CRO card, or Construction Related Occupation card, was introduced ten years ago. It was designed with the intention to provide evidence of a qualification for working in a construction related job role where there were no other nationally recognised qualifications. Because of this, it has covered a broad range of occupations in the industry.
Do I need to take Upskilling Physical Intervention separately to my Door Supervisor course?
Upskilling Physical Intervention is training that ensures you have the necessary skills when it comes to using self-defence and reasonable force as a door supervisor. The course outlines the requirement to use non-physical skills first in order to calm a situation, and then how to assess it before using physical force as a last resort.
How to check the progress of your CSCS card application
After you’ve completed all your CSCS training, and applied for your Green Labourers card, it can be a nervous wait until the application is accepted. Depending on how you applied for your CSCS card, there are several ways to check on the application and see how far away your licence is from being delivered to you.
What do you need to do after you pass your SIA training?
Completing SIA training opens the doors for numerous employment opportunities. You now have the skillset to work legally as a security guard or door supervisor or CCTV operative in a thriving industry, allowing you many possibilities and different directions you can go in. But you need to make sure you take the right steps after your training to ensure you get the best results.
Can I use my first aid certificate in different employments?
Being qualified to undertake basic life support, assess dangerous situations and manage incidents can be really useful for working in any industry. It provides you an extra level of preparation when an incident occurs and can be the difference between life and death. Because of this, having an Emergency First Aid at Work certificate really boosts your CV and general skillset, making you an ideal employee.