With the last Build UK SmartCard Audit revealing that only 53% of cards were checked using Smart Technology, Build UK and CSCS have published guidance on ‘How to be a Smart Site!’ together with a handy poster to help companies realise the benefits.

This guidance has been designed to help members check that everyone on site has the right qualifications and training for the job they do, and it covers how to check cards, what to do in the event of finding a fraudulent card or a worker without a card. It has been updated to reflect the launch of the CSCS Smart Check app, which enables CSCS, and all partner card schemes that carry the CSCS logo, to be quickly verified through a single app for the first time.

The guidance follows the update to the CLC Industry Card Schemes Recommendation in 2020 to include a requirement that all cards displaying the CSCS logo must use Smart Technology by 31 March 2022, in order to provide the industry with a consistent means of recognising that individuals working on construction sites have the required qualifications and training for their occupation.

Click here to view the ‘How to be a Smart Site’ guidance