More than 80% of the construction companies in the UK require its workers to obtain a CSCS card that is relevant to their occupation. This is to make sure that all workers will be able to work inside the construction site more efficiently while carrying out construction guidelines in a safe manner.
There has been more than 350 construction related occupation, from trainee to management, since the introduction of the Construction Skills Certification Scheme or CSCS in 1995. Over the years, there has been a total of 1.5 million CSCS cardholders and continuously increases day by day.
CSCS cards come in different colours, depending on your occupation. Let us look into the White / Grey CSCS Card for Construction Related Occupation.
What is the Construction Related Occupation CSCS card?
The white/grey CSCS card for construction related occupation or CRO is a card available to individuals who work in a construction related job but said job does not fall in any of the popular and conventional CSCS card categories. This will also include the CSCS affiliate cards. If your occupation is part of a rare or specialist sector, then the white or grey CRO CSCS card will be issued to you. Or if your occupation works alongside conventional construction operations, then you may consider applying for this type of card.
For instance, if you are a cleaner or someone responsible for clearing materials from sites, then you will qualify for this card category. There are no CSCS categories that cover cleaners.
How can I get the white/grey card?
Before submitting the corresponding application form, you must be able to seat and pass the Health, Safety & Environment test first. Once you successfully pass the test, the Construction Related Occupation CSCS card will be issued you. It bears your full name as well as your specific job title and the expertise you held or achieved.
The card is valid for five years and can be renewed upon application. You will also have to re-sit the Health, Safety & Environment Test upon renewal.