CSCS seeks early adopter sites to test new card verification app

The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) wants early adopters to test its new skills card checking app.

The free CSCS Smart Check app will be rolled out from April 2022 and will be able to verify the 2.1 million cards from all 38 schemes displaying the CSCS logo – the first time this has been possible.

The CSCS said: “Sites should require everyone working in a construction occupation to hold a card displaying the CSCS logo and they should be checking those cards regularly to ensure they are genuine and in date.

“However, with 38 schemes offering CSCS logoed cards and many using their own (often incompatible) card checking systems, the process can be complicated. This places an unrealistic expectation on site management teams to know every scheme and every type of card available together with the different verification systems used.

“Having one app to electronically check all cards at the site gates will make life easier for those responsible. It doesn’t matter what card turns up at the site gates – from asbestos to welding, if it displays a CSCS logo it will be compatible with the CSCS Smart Check app.”

The app will be available for Apple iOS and Android devices.

Those interested in testing the app should email the project team at [email protected].

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