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CSCS Releases SmartCard Promotional Videos

27 October 2016

CSCS Releases SmartCard Promotional Videos

The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) has launched a video campaign to promote the use of SmartCard technology across construction sites in the UK.

The campaign consists of four short animated videos which focus on the benefits behind the technology and the future of CSCS SmartCards. The microchipped cards, which were originally created to certify that individuals working on construction sites have the required training and qualifications for the type of work they carry out, have multiple functionalities which can contribute to ensuring high standards of on-site health and safety.

CSCS SmartCards have the potential to manage site inductions electronically, control construction site access, record individual training information and provide notifications when qualifications are due for renewal. The scope of the smart technology not only benefits the industry as a whole through its impact on achieving a fully-qualified workforce, but also has positive financial implications for individual contractors.

The promotional videos coincide with Build UK and the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA)’s CSCS SmartCard audit, which will take place across all Build UK and CECA member construction sites on 8 February 2017. The audit is designed to promote the value of SmartCard technology and drive increased industry uptake in line with the Construction 2025 target for the industry to adopt smart technology and solely recognise cards carrying the CSCS logo by 2020. It will also serve to highlight any expired and fraudulent cards that are in the system and allow contractors to take action where necessary.

If you have any questions on Build UK and CECA CSCS SmartCard audit, contact Build UK Health and Safety Manager Emma Bentley. For more information on CSCS SmartCards, view the Construction News website.