Check a card

There are a number of ways you can check if a SKILLcard is valid. Read on to find out more.

CSCS SMART CHECK APP 

The CSCS Smart Check app is now live allowing all 2.1 million cards in the construction industry displaying the CSCS logo to be electronically verified using a single app.

SKILLcard has been one of the 38 schemes involved with developing the app which will radically improve the construction industry’s card checking procedures and site safety while also helping tackle fraud in the sector.

Organisations and their on-site card checkers will now have a quick, easy and secure way of ensuring everyone on site has the right qualifications and training for the job they do, with the free app available for Apple iOS and Android devices. Download for free by clicking on the images below.

 

 

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE CSCS SMART CHECK APP:

  • Will scan QR codes to validate SKILLcards
  • Can read contactless chips to validate SKILLcards
  • App works by scanning a SKILLcard, verifies whether it is genuine and if the details are correct for the individual card holder
  • App has a live feed to the SKILLcard database so all details are updated in real-time

 

GUIDANCE AND SUPPORT

CSCS and Build UK have created useful guidance to be used on site.

DOWNLOAD HOW TO BE A SMART SITE GUIDANCE V2 HERE 

 

CSCS has created a range of 'How to' videos which are available on YouTube:

 

FAQS

For a range of FAQs related to the CSCS Smart Check app click here

 

 

TACKLING FRAUD AND RAISING THE BAR FOR COMPETENCE

CSCS Smart Check will also help the industry in the battle against fraudulent cards – alerting site managers and CSCS to such cards in order to cancel them and alert authorities where necessary.

Another driver for the increase in fraudulent activity is the rise in modern slavery. Modern slavery and human trafficking investigations show a high percentage of trafficked persons are employed in the construction industry, hence the interest from criminal gangs.

While CSCS estimates the number of fraudulent cards in circulation to be less than one per cent, any amount of fraud needs to be proactively addressed and we continue to work with industry and law enforcement to eradicate fraudulent activity and keep the workforce and wider public safe.

Construction fraud takes many forms, but the best way to tackle it is by checking CSCS cards regularly to ensure it is valid.

Using smart technology:

You can check a card using a smartphone, tablet or card reader (connected to a laptop/desktop) when you download the Go Smart apps. You can download them here.

You can purchase a card reader from the supplier recommended by CSCS. Click here to be taken to the website.

Online:

If you’re looking to check a card holder’s name, card type(s) held and qualifications, you can check online via our quick card checker. 

Online Card Checker

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Or call us on 01768 860406

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