Be sure to Check your Tradesman is qualified for the job
A quick and easy way to check any tradesman carrying out work on your property is trained and qualified to do so… is to simply ask to see their CSCS card (Construction Skills Certification Scheme)
Unlike other ‘paid for’ builders accreditations and memberships a CSCS card cannot just by purchased without a cross check of the CITB data base (construction industry training board) which provides a tradesman’s national qualifications.
Holders of a CSCS card are also required to carry out a health and safety test as part of their registration. So you have the reassurance your tradesman can safely carry out the work.
CSCS is a ‘not for profit company’ to hold a CSCS card provides proof that individuals working in construction have the required training and qualifications for the type of work they carry out.
The Scheme keeps a database of people working in construction who have achieved, or are committed to achieving a recognised construction related qualification and training.
Almost all contractors and major house builders require construction workers on their sites to hold a valid CSCS card… why shouldn’t home owners be any less cautious when it comes to engaging in construction services?
Checking a particular trades persons is qualified is quick and easy by either viewing the actual qualification on the reverse of the card or by calling the telephone number on the back of the CSCS card and stating the trade persons registration number (eight numbers long) found on the front of the card along with their photograph.