CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) is a test carried out by people who wish to work on construction sites in the united kingdom. It is not a mandatory certificate you need but it is becoming more and more widely requested before you can even step foot on building sites so we at Constructive Recruitment highly recommend you obtain one. Set up in the 90s, 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. It has many benefits but mainly to prepare the operative with the basic health and safety information they need to keep aware and knowledgeable about the risks associated with construction work and sites alike. It also acts as a form of identity and gives the employer peace of mind they have employees who are competent in their work duties to be carried out on site. CSCS is a not-for-profit limited company. It’s directors are from employer organisations and unions representing the breadth of the industry. Some basic construction knowledge would be beneficial but you are able to take part in mock tests and also read up and study some questions similar to the ones you will be tried on in the official test. There are different types of CSCS cards which are applicable to the type of work you undertake for example a tradesman (carpenter) or a general site operative (labourer).
Constructive Recruitment strive to employ only CSCS registered tradesmen and operatives to enhance the quality and competence of workmanship within our workforce as well as the whole of the Great Britain. We strongly believe everything that the CSCS accreditation stands for and that it will only improve the calibre and productivity of all construction workers. You can find out all the information you require including contacting CSCS directly and booking your exam by following this link directly to the CSCS website