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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Do I need an employer reference to get a CSCS card?
Job applications can be difficult when they ask for an employer reference or work experience. How can you get your first reference if someone doesn’t hire you? It can be an infuriating never-ending cycle. But one way you can improve your CV and showcase some kind of work experience without an actual job role is getting a CSCS card.
Can I get a CSCS card with no qualifications?
A CSCS card is absolutely necessary to work legally in a construction environment. It greatly increases your chances of employment, and means you can work safely. There are a range of skills needed in order to get a CSCS labourers card, which means you need a qualification to prove you have these skills and can work efficiently.
How much time do I have to apply for a licence after completing Health and Safety in a Construction Environment training?
The Health and Safety in a Construction Environment course gives you the skills you need for safe and legal employment in the construction industry. But, there are a few more steps to take before you can officially apply for your Green Labourers CSCS card.
How do you renew your CSCS Card?
Holding a valid CSCS card on a construction site is really important to work both safely and legally.