THE CONSTRUCTION Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) is to formally recognise the NEBOSH Health & Safety Management for Construction (UK) qualification for its Academically Qualified Person (AQP) card, effective immediately.
CSCS will accept the qualification alongside a range of already-recognised NEBOSH courses, with applicants required to supply a copy of their qualification while also passing the CITB Managers and Professionals Health, Safety and Environment Test.
The course will run in tandem with the NEBOSH Construction Certificate until 21 July 2023 to allow existing learners to complete their final assessment. The new course is primarily intended for construction site managers, contract managers, site workers with health and safety responsibilities and construction health and safety advisors.
It centres on areas including workplace injuries and illness, Construction (Design and Management) Regulations, employee wellbeing and demonstrating health and safety culture.
Angeleen Hill, Scheme Manager at CSCS, said: “Steps like this are vital for the industry as we continue collectively to raise standards and aim towards achieving a fully qualified workforce.”
Applicants can apply for their AQP card online via CSCS’s online service, and the card is valid for five years.