The Construction Skills Certification Scheme CRO Cards are being phased out. No new cards will be issued after 31st March 2017. All cards issued since 31st October 2015 expire on 30th September 2017.
CRO cards are being replaced by a regime of skills cards which are only available to operatives who can show they have a qualification that is on the national framework AND have demonstrated technical and practical competence in their skill to an OFQAL approved assessor during on-site observation. Each card will only be valid for a single skill.
Are your sites ready to work under the new regime?
The existing CSCS scheme has been adopted by most major construction groups as a platform for higher levels of skill, health and safety on UK construction sites. The new regime is significantly more rigorous and supports a better demonstration of skills competence. The principle of no card – no site access is set to get even more widely adopted.
The new scheme is likely to be beneficial to site operators wanting to maintain high levels of competence and Health & Safety on their sites.
The fall-arrest experience
Do any of your sites have people working at height? Although the new scheme is only now been rolled out, Highwire has been working on developing and implementing the principles of the scheme since 2005. Highwire is currently unique in the fall arrest sector in that our operatives are Level 2 NVQ qualified and competence-assessed.
Our experience can help you make the most of the new regime on your site – call us to discuss your needs.