Due to the coronavirus outbreak, many companies have resulted in working remotely or have completely closed. Some work sites remain open complying with the government regulations to be able to continue to operate. Many workers will face CSCS cards expiring and will not be able to renew until companies start reopening.
CSCS has put in place a few temporary measures and will continue to review and update any necessary requires.
CSCS would like to ask the industry to support the following temporary measures:
- Employers and those responsible for site access and card checking procedures to use their discretion towards workers whose cards have expired since mid-March onward. This is at the employer’s discretion until the situation has stabilised.
- CSCS has extended the grace period for card renewals from 6 months after the card expires to 12 months. This means that the card can be renewed, once the CITB HS&E test has been passed, up to one year from the card’s expiry date. This will assist those applicants struggling to find availability to sit the test and renew their card.
Employers who are continuing to operate and want to consider consultancy advice during this COVID-19 outbreak give our team a call who will be happy to go through consultancy services we provide. View consultancy services HERE
The Libben team will be working remotely maintaining a service for all our clients and delegates.
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I attended the SMSTS refresher course on the 30th January - 31st January 2020. The course was presented to a high standard and the tutor gave the group excellent support. I do think the Libben Health & Safety Training office in Birmingham is ideally located. Thanks for the help & support I received on this course. CITB SMSTS REFRESHERKevin Grady
I passed my CSCS course with Libben a few years ago and was happy with the trainer and course. I have continued using Libben for my First aid and SMSTS, the trainers were great and would recommend Libben to anyone and the price was cheaper than the other course providers. Libben staff were very helpful. Will be using them again soon. - CITB SMSTSNadeem Mansha
Excellent course. Delivered with confidence and understanding of different learning abilities - CITB SMSTSIan Bowker, A L Coombs
Great knowledge, good teaching skills, kept a great deal of interest. Excellent. Good Explanations and great class participation - SMSTS RefresherGraham Wooton, BAM Construction