The man paid someone to sit the required health and safety tests in order to obtain CSCS cards and CPCS cards.
The fraud investigator at the CITB led the investigations into his cards and qualifications and immediately revoked his CPCS card after a tip off from the home office. The statement below was key to the prosecution for sentencing.
He said: “The risks these people pose when illegally working in the construction industry are huge, so it’s encouraging to see that those who do brought to justice.
“Fraud is incredibly damaging to the reputation of the industry and worse, it puts people’s lives in jeopardy.”
“Building sites can be hazardous if workers do not have the relevant training and qualifications, so it is lucky one was injured.”
“We simply will not tolerate any illegal activities and will continue to work with the police to prosecute fraudsters.”
It is also noting that if cards are revoked by the CITB the may still be in possession of the physical card. Cards can be checked on the CSCS card website to see if they are authentic, still valid and in date.