Tag Archives: CSCS

The UK Carbon Plan – What Will It Mean for the Building Industry?

The UK Carbon Plan represents the Government’s commitment to creating a greener Britain – with specific reference to the construction industry. But what does it actually mean? Will the UK construction industry find itself hampered by stringent legislation; or will it find that the UK Carbon Plan gives it assistance in making the changes it… Read More »

Special Arrangements within the CSCS Health, Safety & Environment Test

All UK construction workers need to take the CSCS Test to ensure that they get work: but not all UK construction workers speak the same first language, or have the same backgrounds. Candidates with special requirements are sometimes worried that their needs will prevent them from taking the CSCS Test. ConstructionSkills has made arrangements to… Read More »

Why is the CSCS Health, Safety & Environment Test Necessary?

The CSCS Test is used by the construction and demolition industries (as well as all their associated partners, like geology firms, surveying companies and even academics who need access to sites) to provide an incontrovertible way of tracking the competence of all site personnel. In terms of health and safety, that means knowing that every… Read More »

Issues in Construction Recruitment

To a reasonable degree, the issues that used to exist in construction recruitment have been taken away by the widespread uptake of the CSCS and its colour coded cards. Historically construction recruitment was difficult from quality control and health and safety viewpoints. With no way of measuring the experience of a new employee, construction employers… Read More »

How to Find New Employees in Construction

As an employer in construction you’ll be aware that your most valuable commodity is reputation. Construction companies and their affiliated contractors get work according to the perceived quality of their building work. It is of course the worker, the employees, who deliver that work. Without the right construction employees your company can’t provide the work… Read More »