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Wednesday, 11 December

On the Cards or Off the Cards?

 

The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) is reminding the industry to get ready for the withdrawal of the Construction Related Occupation (CRO) card.

 

What does this mean?

CRO cards will cease to be issued from 31st March 2017. CRO cards issued since 1st October 2015 will expire on 30th September 2017. CRO cardholders must take further steps to replace their CRO cards before they expire.

 

What cardholders need to do

The removal of the CRO card affects over 230,000 CRO card holders. In many cases CRO card holders will be required to register for existing or newly developed qualifications. In others, card holders will be asked to move to one of CSCS’s Partner Card Schemes that are more appropriate for their occupation.

For some, where their occupation is not construction related or no suitable qualifications exist, a CSCS card will no longer be issued.

 

CRO cardholders can find out what steps they need to take by inputting their occupation into www.cscs.uk.com/card-finder/

Article written by Cathryn Ellis

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