The JIB-PMES Affiliated Card Scheme for Plumbers

Membership of the JIB-PMES scheme is available to anyone who works in the Plumbing and Mechanical Engineering Services industry in England and Wales. It is administered by the Joint Industry Board (JIB). A separate scheme is provided by the Scottish JIB for those working in Scotland and Northern Ireland. The two organisations have also established […]

CSCS Affiliated Schemes for Specialist Workers
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CSCS cards are issued through the Construction Skills Certification Scheme and are available as different types. These are colour coded to identify them and are intended for people with different roles and skill levels. They all have the common purpose of demonstrating the holder’s competence, particularly in health and safety matters, so that they can […]

Low Carbon Work and the CSCS Card
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The Government’s recent about turn on zero carbon power sources in new homes has given the building industry a welcome break. It’s no longer the case that UK construction companies have to account for every molecule of carbon that is introduced into the atmosphere by the appliances running in the homes they build. Instead, they […]

The London Underground Endorses CSCS Cards with System Wide Requirements
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In January 2011, Tottenham Court Road became the first London Underground station to require all of its contractors and maintenance staff to carry CSCS Cards. Seven months on, London Underground is rolling out the requirement across all of its stations and properties. Having tested the efficiency of the CSCS Smart Cards system at Tottenham Court […]

Get Qualified Before Your Red CSCS Card Expires
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CSCS cards are available as a number of different types that cover various roles and levels of qualifications. Red CSCS cards are intended for those who are new to the construction industry or who are experienced and are working to achieve a Construction NVQ or SVQ qualification. CSCS Red Card Types Four different types of […]

CSCS Affiliate Scheme for Plumbers and Related Occupations
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The CSCS Affiliate Card Schemes were established to incorporate all construction occupations. For workers in the Plumbing Mechanical Engineering Services sector the affiliate card that is required is the JIB-PMES Card, often shorted to JIB Card. The JIB card covers Plumbing and Mechanical Engineering occupations in England and Wales; for professionals working in Scotland and […]

Non Renewable CSCS Cards Explained
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There are two types of Red CSCS Card that are non renewable: the CSCS Red Card for Experienced Workers and the CSCS Red Card for Experienced Technician, Supervisor or Management. In both cases the CSCS Cards are intended to recognise the fact that people who have found their roles in the UK construction industry without […]

The Benefits of Using CSCS Smart Cards
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CSCS Smart Cards were introduced at the beginning of 2010, in order to make sure that the core purpose of the CSCS Card – to denote the genuine skill and competence levels of UK construction employees – was properly observed. Prior to the introduction of the CSCS Smart Card it had become apparent that the […]

The Gold Supervisory Card
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The Gold Supervisor CSCS card is available for all construction supervisory occupations. It covers Technician roles as well as other supervisory occupations that include managerial functions. The supervisor card is valid for 5 years and can be renewed upon application; alternatively a Gold Supervisor cardholder may be eligible for advancement to the CSCS Black management […]