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BESA’s SKILLcard Goes Digital 

BESA’s SKILLcard Goes Digital 
09 July 2020 | Updated 27 October 2020
 

Engineering Services SKILLcard has streamlined their endorsement process to provide a quicker turnaround of applications.

SKILLcard, one of the construction industry’s largest card issuing and personnel registration schemes has made the recording of employer endorsements for card applicants fully digital. 

There are currently 64,000 cardholders across the UK, and the move is part of an ongoing drive to continually improve the application process.

SKILLcard is managed by the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) and is used by heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration operatives to provide proof of competence and qualifications. 

It also covers building engineering services supervisors and managers.

 

“Obtaining a valid SKILLcard is essential for them to access sites proving their skills, qualifications and occupation. The quicker we can turn applications around, the better.”

–Rachel Davidson

Director of Certification, BESA

 

First CSCS Card Scheme to go “Smart”

 

SKILLcard is the first Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card scheme to go “smart” easing the process of updating the holder’s qualifications and making it simpler and quicker for site managers to check skills and prevent potential fraud.

Endorsers will no longer have to print off forms, sign in ink and then send back to SKILLcard. Instead, they will receive a link via email and can complete their endorsement with a digital signature in a fraction of the time. 

Rachel Davidson, Director of Certification at BESA commented: “We are constantly striving to improve the service we offer to those working in the building engineering services sector. 

“Obtaining a valid SKILLcard is essential for them to access sites proving their skills, qualifications and occupation. The quicker we can turn applications around, the better.”

Picture: A photograph showing a group of engineers working on a problem on a white board

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 09 July 2020

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