CSCS Labourer Green Card
The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) Labourer’s Card provides validation that the individual holding it has completed the required training to enable them to undertake work as a labourer on a construction site within the United Kingdom.
The card demonstrates that the holder has undertaken appropriate training and assists employers in demonstrating compliance with health and safety regulations.
Why Do I need a CSCS Green Labourer Card?
If you want to work in construction, you are going to need a CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) Green Labourer’s card providing assurance that you have acquired the necessary level of knowledge to operate safely on a construction site. Whilst it is not a legal requirement to hold a CSCS card many construction site employers require their employees and sub-contractors to hold valid CSCS Cards. It demonstrates that individuals have undertaken appropriate training and assists in demonstrating compliance with health and safety regulations.
This course is provided via an online video package and can be undertaken within 2 hours, although you can take longer. It is completed online in the comfort of your own home or workplace. The package includes everything required to complete the course and examination.
Remote – Online
This one day course is tutor led via Microsoft Teams allowing you to take the course at your own home or any other location you might choose – a PC, laptop or tablet is required. The package includes; course provision, the applicable CITB work/text book and the examination.
*Renew/Refresh after 5 years
Following the traditional method of study this one day course is undertaken in the classroom where you have immediate access to your tutor should you have any issues or queries. The package includes; course provision, the applicable CITB work/text book and the examination.
*Renew/Refresh after 5 years
How Do I Get My CSCS Green Card?
The Three Stages
There are three stages that need to be provided for in obtaining your CSCS Green Labourer Card:
1. Obtain a Health and Safety qualification related to a construction site environment i.e.
- Complete the CITB Health and Safety Awareness (HSA) course or
- the Level 1 Health and Safety in a Construction Environment E-Learning course
2. Pass the CITB Health Safety and Environment Test
3. Apply to the CSCS for the card and pay the required fee
Stage 1: Complete L1 Health & Safety Course
Undertaking an appropriate Health & Safety Awareness Course (HSA) is the first step in obtaining the CSCS Labourer (Green) Card.
These courses provide an introduction to operating safely on a construction site and covers the following subject areas:
- Health and Safety legislation
- The prevention of accidents
- Risk assessments and method statements (RAMS)
- Operating in a safe manner and seeking support/advice
- Your role (in regard to safety) on a construction site
- Recognising and reporting unsafe acts
This depends on the course you select:
- The CITB Health & Safety Awareness Course (HSA) duration is one day.
- The Level 1 Health and Safety in a Construction Environment E-Learning course duration is approximately 4 hours.
On completion of the course your knowledge is assessed by a multiple-choice exam
On successful completion of the above courses you will be awarded with a certificate the CITB: HSA Certificate is valid for a period of 5 years, the E-Learning Certificate is a lifetime award.
You will receive your certificate approximately ten days after successful course completion and you will need to retain the certificate in order to apply for your CSCS Labourer (Green) Card.
Stage 2: The CITB: Health, Safety and Environment Test
The second stage in obtaining your CSCS Labourer (Green) Card application is to book and pass the CITB: Health, Safety & Environment test.
This test can be undertaken at approved test centres and can be booked via the CITB Website or you can call the booking line on 0344 994 4488.
The test consists of 50 multiple choice questions.
You must pass this test prior to applying for the card and must have done so within the last two years.
Stage 3: Applying for the CSCS (Green) Labourer Card
On successful completion of stages 1 and 2 you will then be in a position to apply for your CSCS Labourer (Green) Card. This can be done online here or over the phone on 0344 99 44 777 – but please ensure you email evidence of your qualifications (stage 1 and 2) to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to calling.
You should also be aware that the cost of a CSCS card is £36.00 when applying to them directly.
Alternatively you could book our CSCS Green Card Package here and leave all the booking and application arrangements to Goldcross.
Career Opportunities following on from the HSA course
HSA qualification can open doors to new opportunities and its successful completion fulfils the Site Safety Plus one day Training requirement for issue of the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) Green Labourers Card.
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