Improving health and safety in the construction industry

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Health & Safety Courses

Health & Safety Courses

We offer a variety of courses tailored to your specific trade, in centres nationwide.

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CSCS Cards & Test

CSCS Cards & Test

A test must be passed and card obtained by anyone needing access to construction site.

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NVQ On-site Assessment

NVQ On-site Assessment

An NVQ is a nationally recognised qualification that certifies your experience.

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CSCS - The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) is designed to improve the quality of work construction workers do and also improve safety on construction sites. To get CSCS qualified you must pass a CSCS Exam and get a CSCS Card. Construction Support Line can book your CSCS Exam and apply for your CSCS Card for you simply and efficiently.

CSCS Card - A CSCS Card is required to work on the vast majority of construction sites in the UK. CSCS Cards show that you have the skills required to do your job and a knowledge of relevant health and safety procedures. CSCS Cards are graded in a structured system starting with the Red CSCS Card and ending with the Black CSCS Card. Remember CSCS Cards are necessary if you want to work on most of the UK's construction sites.

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Card Type
Red CSCS Card Red Trainee CSCS Card
Red CSCS Card Red Graduate CSCS Card
Red CSCS Card Red Experienced Technician, Supervisor or Manager CSCS Card
Red CSCS Card Red Experienced Worker CSCS Card
Green CSCS Card Green Labourer CSCS Card
Blue CSCS Card Blue Skilled Worker CSCS Card
Blue CSCS Card Blue Craft CSCS Card
Gold CSCS Card Gold Skilled Worker CSCS Card
Gold CSCS Card Gold Supervisor CSCS Card
Black CSCS Card Black Manager CSCS Card
White CSCS Card White/Yellow Professionally Qualified Person CSCS Card
White CSCS Card White/Grey Construction Related Occupation CSCS Card
Yellow CSCS Card Yellow Visitor CSCS Card

CSCS Health, Safety & Environment Test - The CSCS Health, Safety & Environment Test (often shortened to CSCS Test) is a multiple choice computer based exam. You must pass a Health, Safety & Environment Test before you can apply for a CSCS Card. The Health, Safety & Environment Test will examine your knowledge of health and safety issues to do with your specific type of work. For this reason there are a number of different Health, Safety & Environment Tests, each tailored to specific job types. To see all versions of the Health, Safety & Environment Test please click below.

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CSCS Test TypeDescriptionAvailable CSCS Skill Card(s)
Operative The Operative CSCS Test is taken by workers without a skill set that falls under any of the other tests, this includes carpenters, dry liners and labourers. Red CSCS Card, Green CSCS Card, Blue CSCS Card, Gold (Advanced Craft) CSCS Card, White/Grey CSCS Card, Yellow CSCS Card
Domestic Heating and PlumbingThis CSCS test is for plumbers who work in residential buildings.Red CSCS Card, Green CSCS Card, Blue CSCS Card, Gold (Advanced Craft) CSCS Card, White/Grey CSCS Card, Yellow CSCS Card
DuctworkThe Ductwork CSCS test is designed to test air conditioning and heating technicians on hazards relevant to their tasks.Red CSCS Card, Green CSCS Card, Blue CSCS Card, Gold (Advanced Craft) CSCS Card, White/Grey CSCS Card, Yellow CSCS Card
ECSThe ECS test is for electricians or anyone working with electricity.Red ECS Card, Green ECS Card, Blue ECS Card, Gold ECS Card, White/Grey ECS Card, Yellow ECS Card, Black ECS Card
HighwaysThe Highways CSCS test is for workers who work on or near main roads.Red CSCS Card, Green CSCS Card, Blue CSCS Card, Gold (Advanced Craft) CSCS Card, White/Grey CSCS Card, Yellow CSCS Card
Lift and EscalatorThis CSCS test is for professionals who build and repair lifts and escalators.Red CSCS Card, Green CSCS Card, Blue CSCS Card, Gold (Advanced Craft) CSCS Card, White/Grey CSCS Card, Yellow CSCS Card
Managerial and ProfessionalThe Managerial and Professional CSCS test is for individuals in managerial positions or for Professionally Qualified Persons such as architects.Red CSCS Card, White/Yellow CSCS Card, Yellow CSCS Card, Black CSCS Card
National Demolition Training GroupThis CSCS test is for individuals who work in demolition and need the CCDO card.Red CCDO Card, Green CCDO Card, Blue CCDO Card, Gold (Advanced Craft) CCDO Card, White/Grey CCDO Card, Yellow CCDO Card
Pipefitting and WeldingWelders and builders working to cut, shape and attach pipe must take this CSCS test.Red CSCS Card, Green CSCS Card, Blue CSCS Card, Gold (Advanced Craft) CSCS Card, White/Grey CSCS Card, Yellow CSCS Card
Refrigeration and Air-ConditioningWorkers whose trades involve cold storage or air conditioning must take this CSCS test.Red CSCS Card, Green CSCS Card, Blue CSCS Card, Gold (Advanced Craft) CSCS Card, White/Grey CSCS Card, Yellow CSCS Card
Plumbing and GasThis is the JIB test, it is for individuals who work in plumbing or are involved with gas installation or maintenance.Red JIB Card, Green JIB Card, Blue JIB Card, Gold (Advanced Craft) JIB Card, White/Grey JIB Card, Yellow JIB Card
Service and FacilitiesThe Service and Facilities CSCS test is for workers who maintain sites and buildings.Red CSCS Card, Green CSCS Card, Blue CSCS Card, Gold (Advanced Craft) CSCS Card, White/Grey CSCS Card, Yellow CSCS Card
SupervisorThis CSCS test is for individuals in Supervisor roles who need a Gold CSCS Card.Red CSCS Card, Gold (Supervisory) CSCS Card, Yellow CSCS Card
Working at HeightsThe Working at Heights test is for any individual working at significant height.Red CSCS Card, Green CSCS Card, Blue CSCS Card, Gold (Advanced Craft) CSCS Card, White/Grey CSCS Card, Yellow CSCS Card

CSCS Test Centres - There are over 150 CSCS test centres across the UK where you can take your CSCS Test. When booking your CSCS Test please specify the CSCS test centre you would like to take your test at.

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CSCS Revision - Your chance of passing your CSCS Test is greatly improved with CSCS revision material. We have found that there is a huge difference in the pass rates for the CSCS Test between people who take the time to prepare with the CSCS revision book and the CSCS revision DVD ROM. When you use the CSCS revision DVD ROM you can take a mock CSCS Test before you sit the real test so that you will have some experience of the format and the layout.

  • CCDO Card CCDO Cards are required for Demolition workers
  • CISRS Card The CISRS Card is for scaffolders or workers who support scaffolders
  • SKILLcard The SKILLcard is required for individuals working on heating, ventalation or air conditioning units