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With an increasing demand for construction projects, it is essential that the fencing industry knows what skills are required and when and where they will be needed. A comprehensive training and qualifications structure capable of delivering the necessary skills together with an integrated relationship between the education system and employers is critical.

The FISS/CSCS committee recommends that the fencing industry works to the Build UK training standard. This will ensure that the outcome of construction training and qualifications delivered by or on behalf of the industry meets the needs of employers and that sufficient employment and apprenticeship opportunities are available to maintain a skilled and professional workforce.

Build UK’s Training Standard ensures those working on site have the correct card for their construction occupation. It also includes Partner Card Scheme Information, Additional Training Cards that can be used alongside the CSCS card and equivalent Health and Safety Training Requirements for each level of card.

To access the training standard please use the following link: https://builduk.org/members/contractor-members/ and download the training standard which is pinned to the page (by using the live link provided this will ensure you are always working to the latest version).

Important Note 1:

Site Safety Supervisors Training Scheme (SSSTS) will be accepted for a Blue Card for those who may be appointed as a Nominated Person by the Organisation to oversee the installation of the fence.

Important Note 2:

Please ensure when selecting equivalent courses from the training standard it is either 2 Lantra health and safety courses or the generic health and safety courses, not the specialist courses i.e. asbestos.

Important Note 3:

The list of equivalents for the Health and Safety in a Construction Environment Standard on the Build UK site is a list for both Green Card (level 1) and Blue Card (level 2), however in terms of FISS CSCS It should not be confused that the Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment is an equivalent for Blue Cards.

Green Card Only

Alternative qualifications accepted in place of the Lantra Awards Qualification Level 1 in Health, Safety and Environmental in a Construction Environment 601/1222/0, at initial registration only can be found on the CSCS website https://www.cscs.uk.com/hsce/

Your form will be returned to you if your health and safety does not comply with these rules.

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