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NEBOSH accepted as ‘proof of competence’ in construction

The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) is now accepting two NEBOSH qualifications as part of its passport scheme that allows people to provide “proof of competence” to work on construction sites.

CSCS provides a range of cards to cover most occupations and skill levels in the construction industry. According to CSCS, their cards provide people employed on construction sites with a “portable means of identity and proof of competence to carry out their work on site.”

The CSCS “Academically Qualified Person (AQP)” card, or “yellow/white card”, is available to “competence assessed” members of CSCS approved professional bodies, including NEBOSH. Both the NEBOSH National Construction Certificate and NEBOSH National Diploma are now recognised by CSCS for AQP card eligibility.

NEBOSH Chief Executive, Teresa Budworth, commented: “A research report* published by the Health and Safety Executive two years ago recommended the widespread use of skills cards based around nationally recognised and formal qualifications, in order to tackle fatalities in the construction industry.

“We’re delighted that our qualifications are now part of the CSCS’ AQP card scheme, as a further contribution to raising construction health and safety standards.”

* RR877: A commentary on routes to competence in the construction sector (HSE)
http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr877.pdf