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CSCS Green Labourer Card

Posted: Thursday 9th, October 2014

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IOSH Working Safely course gets construction industry recognition

Training providers and course delegates across the UK stand to reap the rewards of a
new development between the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH)
and Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS).

IOSH’s one-day Working safely course, has now been recognised by CSCS as an
equivalent to a Level 1 Award in health and safety in a construction environment.

It means that delegates who successfully complete Working safely can apply for a
CSCS green Labourer card once they have also passed the CITB Health, Safety and
Environment Operatives Test.

This news is likely to be welcomed by course delegates who have already successfully
completed their Working safely training because it gives them an opportunity to apply
for their green card.

Jan Chmiel, chief executive of IOSH, said: “We’re absolutely delighted with this new
development as it’s something we’ve wanted to achieve on behalf of our training
providers and members for some time.

“We believe that training is relevant to everyone. Last year alone, more than 150,000
people were trained to our standards. Forward thinking organisations know that
investing in a culture of care brings advanced performance through reputation,
resilience and results.”

Working safely is for people at any level, in any sector, needing a grounding in the
essentials of health and safety.

Tracey Wright, Commercial Development Manager at IOSH, said: “We’ve been
working closely with CSCS over the past five months to achieve this recognition,
bringing Working safely in line with their new national occupational standard. That’s
because we know it’s important to so many of our training providers who recognise our
course as being world-class training.”

CSCS chief executive Graham Wren said: “When we introduced the Level 1 Award in
Health and Safety in a Construction Environment we were keen not to duplicate
existing training that met the objectives of this new qualification. To do so would have
resulted in construction employers incurring unnecessary costs.

“IOSH’s Working safely course met our strict mapping criteria and we are confident
that anyone who has successfully completed it will have the necessary understanding
of on-site health and safety issues which affect labourers.”

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