Following the withdrawal of the general access CRO cards, construction operatives must hold a skills card.
The new skills cards each covers a single occupation. Only one qualification will be accepted and mapped to the required occupation.
The occupation name for fall arrest installation is:
Personal Fall Protection – Permanent systems
The accepted qualification is:
Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Accessing Operations and Rigging (Construction) – Pathway 7 – Fall Arrest
Operatives may no longer be able to work on construction sites from 1st October 2017. The CSCS CRO (Construction Related Operations) Card has been withdrawn. The majority of cards expiring within 12 months. No new cards will be issued.
Operatives requiring replacement cards will now need to be enrolled on the qualiﬁcation. This will allow them to obtain their skills in training card. This card is valid for 1 year to allow for completion of the NVQ.
Talk to Highwire
Since 2005, Highwire has been aware of the need for formal, nationally approved training and qualification standards in fall arrest.
Over the past 12 years, we have been working actively on the development of the training programme which is now the heart of the new NVQ Diploma. This experience has put us in a unique position in our sector. HIGHWIRE OPERATIVES ARE ALREADY NVQ QUALIFIED AND ASSESSED.
Whether you are looking to ensure your project sites meet the new standards or that your operatives are fully prepared for the new regime, Highwire services and experience can prove invaluable. Please get in touch to discuss your requirements.