Green Card Changes

From 1st July the green Construction Site Operative (CSO) card will no longer be issued.  There will be a new green CSCS card only available for people working in labouring occupations.

CSCS’ role is to provide a scheme for the construction industry that confirms site workers’ training and qualifications.  Many site workers who are carrying out skilled occupations have been applying for the green CSO card as the easiest route to gain access to construction sites.  This makes it difficult for contractors to use CSCS cards as a reliable method of checking that site workers have the appropriate skills to work on constrution sites safely and effectively.

If you have a green CSO card that expires after 1st July 2014 click here

If you are an employer who has applied for green CSO cards in the past click here

If you will be applying for a CSCS card after 1st July 2014 and you work in a labouring occupation, you can apply for the new green labourer card.  You will need to provide evidence that you have achieved oneof the following:

QCF/SCQF Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment


CIEH Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace


Level 1 Award Site Safety Plus Health and Safety Awareness Course

You must also pass the CITB Operatives Health, Safety and Environment test within two years of applying for a new card.  You can find out more about the test here.