After consultation between CSCS and the industry, a new plan has been devised with the prospect of withdrawing the card completely. This decision is also supported by the Construction Leadership Council.
CSCS stated that “The withdrawal of the site visitor cards will see an increase of individuals turning up to site without a card. We are not suggesting site supervisors and managers turn non-cardholders away from site. If a worker is there to carry out a construction related activity then a card is required as proof of their training and qualifications. If they are there to perform a non-construction related activity it then becomes the responsibility of the site supervisors and managers to induct and supervise these people to ensure they remain safe at times when on site.”
This plan has been devised to further improve standards on worksites. It will mean that all personnel carrying out construction related activities must have a card detailing their qualifications and accreditations to support their role.
- Construction site visitor cards issued from 3rd September 2018 will expire on 31st August 2020
- CSCS will stop issuing cards from 28th February 2020
- Construction site visitor cards issued before 3rd September 2018 will remain valid until their expiry date