Employers are encouraged to undertake thorough checks of CSCS cards presented and to make use of the CITB Card Checker and to use the smart card chip readers and phone aps to complete these checks.
CSCS to recognise separate formwork occupations
Following the introduction of two Formwork NVQ level 2 pathways, namely Formwork (Carpenter) or Formwork (Erector Striker), CSCS has agreed to give recognition to the two occupations separately under their scheme. From August 2017 CSCS cards will be issued with the appropriate occupation for those applying for the Blue Skilled Worker Card dependent on the NVQ that has been achieved. Existing NVQ Formwork Level 2 achievements and CSCS cards will remain valid and acceptable.