Virtual CSCS cards launched together with a new app

The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) has launched virtual CSCS cards and a new app.

image: CM website

… virtual CSCS card is the same as a plastic CSCS card…

… virtual card is generated automatically…

Construction Manager writes:

The virtual CSCS card is the same as a plastic CSCS card but is stored within the My CSCS app on a smart phone or tablet….

Virtual cards provide the cardholder and their employer with instant access to the individual’s training and qualification records without needing to carry a physical card on site.

Alan O’Neile, CSCS head of communications, said: “This is a game changer for CSCS cards. The technology will improve safety and efficiency on construction sites by making it easier for the employer to check that workers hold the appropriate qualifications and training for the job they do on site.”

The virtual card is generated automatically and can be downloaded to the My CSCS app as soon as a CSCS card application is approved and payment is taken. The virtual card can then be used immediately on site before the traditional plastic card has arrived in the post….

Like the traditional plastic card, the virtual card should be electronically checked using the free Go Smart software to ensure that it is valid and confirms that the holder has the appropriate training and qualifications.

The My CSCS app is free to download and use and is available for Android and Apple devices.

O’Neile continued: “As well as storing the virtual card, the app has other benefits. Cardholders can view the status of their applications, manage their personal details and get in touch with our customer service team.”

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