You need a Green CSCS Card to get on-site
You may have found that you need to get yourself a green CSCS card to get on-site initially, but it isn’t that clear how to obtain one. Well, this is the straightforward way to get yourself on-site and working.
You may already know that you need a Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment. But what does that mean? A Level 1 Award in Health and Safety is the initial qualification that shows that you understand basic health and safety on a construction site. We recommend the one-day IOSH Working Safely course as it is relatively cheap and only a one-day course which means you can get into work as soon as possible. Once you pass this course you will receive an IOSH certificate which you will use in your application for a Green CSCS Card.
What about the touchscreen test?
You may have heard the term touchscreen test used by people in the industry. All it means is the Health, Safety and Environment test. This is a short test carried out at a Pearson Vue test centre which tests your knowledge of basic health and safety. You must achieve 45 out of 50 correct answers in the test in order to pass and then you are over the hardest parts of obtaining your Green CSCS Card.
How to apply for my CSCS Card
To apply for your Green CSCS Card, you simply have to email CSCS on [email protected] with a copy of your Level 1 Award in Health and Safety. Then call CSCS on 0344 994 4777 in order to pay for your card. You can pay over the phone or by cheque and it is only £36. So what are you waiting for? Get your CSCS Card today and get on-site!