CSCS card checking by app from April
A new app is coming in April for checking all CSCS cards.
The CSCS Smart Check app will mean all 2.1million cards displaying the CSCS logo can be electronically verified onsite using a smartphone.
The app gives employers a quick, easy and secure way of ensuring everyone has the right qualifications and training for the job they do.
The app will be free to use and available for Apple and Android phones.
Visit cscs.uk.com/smartcheck to find out more about the CSCS Smart Check app.
Benefits of the Smart Check app
Everyone working on a construction site should hold a card displaying the CSCS logo. And the cards should be checked regularly to ensure they are genuine and up-to-date.
However, with 38 schemes offering CSCS cards and many using their own (often incompatible) card checking systems, checking can be complicated, placing an unrealistic expectation on site managers to know every scheme and every type of card available together with the different verification systems used.
Having one app to check all cards electronically at the site gates will make life a lot easier. Whatever card is presented, if it has a CSCS logo it will be compatible with the CSCS Smart Check app.
To make sure it is, CSCS is asking for some early adopters to help it test the app ahead of its official launch. If you would like to take part in a pilot programme email the project team at [email protected].
Over the coming weeks regular progress reports will be issued and CSCS is planning several events in the new year to keep you updated. Further details of these events will be made available on the CSCS website.