Do you gain access to sites through CSCS Industry Accreditation (Grandfather Rights)?
Grandfather Rights or Industry Accreditation in the past allowed workers to get CSCS and SICCS blue cards based on industry knowledge and employer recommendation rather than the achievement of a recognised qualification. All cards issued under Industry Accreditation/Grandfather Rights will expire on 31st December 2024 and only those that have completed a competence-based assessment (NVQ) will be able to renew their card.
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THE NAS IS ON HAND TO GUIDE YOU THROUGH THE CHANGE OVER REQUIREMENTS
Do you have an IA CSCS or SICCS BLUE Card and need to transfer a colleague from Industry Accreditation competency measures?
Click here for NAS support and guidance to get your competency assessed via the OSAT route, the NAS has its own Approved Training Providers on hand to get change over ready without having to go to college.
Do you have an IA CSCS or SICCS BLACK, GOLD or WHITE CARDS and need to transfer a colleague from Industry Accreditation competency measures? Here is the industry guidance below.
Click on the relevant image below for guidance on replacing your card.
Not everyone needs a SICCS/CSCS card. If you do not visit site regularly, or you have moved into an office-based role you may no longer require a card.
Who doesn’t need a CSCS card? While all construction workers should hold the relevant CSCS card to access a construction site, people attending site to perform a non-construction related occupation should not be expected to carry a card.
If you work in a non-construction related role, you do not need a card. Similarly, if you are on a short-term work experience placement for less than 30 days you do not need a card.
It is the responsibility of site managers to induct non-construction related workers and those on short-term work experience before escorting them where appropriate, so they remain safe on site.
How do I know if an occupation is non-construction related role? A list of non-construction related occupations can be viewed here.
The NAS is on hand to help you, contact Amanda Scott email@example.com for further guidance and support.