From the 2nd September this exemption will no longer be in place.
All applicants of the CSCS card will have to sit the CITB Health, safety and environment test.
Gordon Jenkins, Director of Operations of CSCS explains;
“CSCS, together with our 35 partner card schemes, are bound by the requirements of the Industrial Strategy of Construction.
The Industrial Strategy is overseen by The Construction Leadership Council (CLC) who, in 2015, announced that cards displaying the CSCS logo should only issue skilled cards to applicants who hold nationally recognised construction construction qualifications and have passed a separate health and safety element.”