Did you know?
• CSCS is the leading skills certification scheme within the UK construction industry and backed by Government
• There are over two million valid CSCS cards in circulation
• CSCS cards provide proof that individuals working on construction sites have the required training and qualifications for the work they do
A joint industrywide survey carried out by CSCS and CITB revealed that 86% of card holders are having their cards checked. However, the vast majority of these checks involve a quick visual inspection rather than a detailed examination.
The survey also revealed that only 6% of sites are using smart technology to check the validity of the cards, despite just under one fifth (18%) of site managers reporting having seen a fake card in the last twelve months.
Alan O’Neile, Communications Manager at CSCS, says “unless people use consistent and accurate methods of checking cards to certify worker’s qualifications and the cards validity, the scheme cannot fulfil the role that it was designed for”.
So what is the solution?
The solution to this problem is already widely available and completely free to deploy across your business.
Go-Smart is an innovative PC and smartphone application that has been specifically developed to read CSCS cards electronically, which can be downloaded free of charge here.
Now for the really clever bit…
By registering CSCS cards on SkillSight, the true potential of the card can be unlocked and the burden of recording workforce training and competence and surfacing this information on site, where it is most needed, is completely removed.
Simply load the qualifications, skills and competences of your workforce onto SkillSight and present CSCS cards to the Go-Smart App and all these details will be transferred onto the CSCS smartcard where they can be read and updated whenever required.
It’s as easy as that and it is completely free to use, a CSV data import is also possible.
SkillSight – Isn’t it about time your turbocharged your CSCS card?
*this article was originally published by Construction Enquirer