This Course is designed with all construction site and local authority workers (including apprentices and trainees) in mind. Any person wishing to enter a site must ensure that they have a fundamental knowledge of health and safety. Essentially, any worker who alters, interferes or changes a building must have a Safe Pass card. This requirement came in to effect in 2003 and applies to all workers in the construction sector. The law also requires that cards must be refreshed every four years.
The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) provides for the training, assessment, certification and registration of non-craft operatives within the construction sector. CSCS is covered under Schedule 4 of the Safety, Health & Welfare at Work (Construction)Regulations 2006 Legislation
The Aims and Benefits of the CSCS are to provide opportunities for participants to become competent, confident and committed in applying the skills, knowledge and attitude that are associated with their occupations in construction.
Operators who successfully complete an approved CSCS Training and Assessment Programme are awarded FETAC Certification and are eligible to apply for a CSCS Registration Card.