Construction Site Visitor CSCS Cards issued from 3 September 2018 will expire on 31 August 2020. Do you know what card to change to?
The cards were originally introduced for workers who did not perform a construction related role but regularly visited sites. Their jobs included cleaning, catering and security as well as other workers doing construction related jobs but who did not hold the right qualifications or health and safety training.
The change formed part of the Construction Leadership Council’s Industrial strategy 2025. This is a government and industry backed strategy. It is to introduce greater efficiency, safety and skills onto construction sites.
CSCS cards provide proof that individuals working on construction sites have the appropriate training and qualifications for the work they do.
The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) stopped issuing the Construction Site Visitor cards from 28 February 2020. and all cards issued from 3 September 2018 will expire on 31 August 2020 and will not be renewed. However, if you received your card before 3 September 2018 this will remain valid until its expiry date.
What do I need to do?
What Construction Site Visitor card holders need to do depends on their occupation. Use the Construction Site Visitor Card Flowchart to find out what you need to. You can also use the CSCS Card Finder to help.