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High call volumes at CSCS

Our service provider CITB are experiencing high call volumes and this has increased the call waiting times at our contact centre. We apologise for the increased length of time it has taken to answer your calls. We are introducing a number of new measures to ensure the service is returned to normal as soon as possible. Read more for advice on reducing your call waiting time.

Jail time for CSCS card fraudsters

A criminal gang manufacturing fake documents including CSCS cards has been broken up and its ringleaders sentenced to over 3 years imprisonment. This case highlights the need for employers to be vigilant when checking CSCS cards. The most efficient way to do this is to check the cards electronically. Read more

Annual Review 2017 published

CSCS has published its Annual Review for 2017. The Annual Review takes a look at the work carried out in 2017 and highlights the key priorities of 2018. You can download the Annual Review here.

Blasting occupations transferred

CSCS is notifying the industry that blasting occupations are being transferred to the Blasting Competency Scheme (BCS). BCS is run by the Mineral Products Qualifications Council (MPQC). Read more


CSCS has been working closely with the Asbestos sector and has agreed that from 31st March 2018 CSCS will no longer issue cards for Asbestos Removal Operatives, Analysts/Surveyors, Asbestos Supervisors and Asbestos Contract Managers. Read more

New routes for welders

Two new routes have been created to give welders the option to apply for a SAFed card bearing the CSCS logo. The WQIC and Zurich Engineering assessment routes have been accepted as alternatives to an NVQ level 2, meaning that welders assessed by WQIC or Zurich Engineering will be eligible for a SAFed card. Read more for WQIC, Read more for Zurich Engineering

Go Smart to be withdrawn from Windows phones

Following confirmation that Microsoft are ending their support for Windows phones, CSCS is withdrawing the Go Smart app for Windows phones. From the end of September 2018 CSCS will cease to release new versions of Go Smart for windows phones and tablet devices. Read more