Construction Skills Register

About the Construction Skills Register

CSR aims to raise health and safety standards and reduce accidents in the industry by ensuring that all construction workers undertake health and safety training every 4 years.

The Construction Skills Register (CSR) is a register of construction workers who have completed the industry approved CSR health and safety training course and assessment. 

The aims of the CSR registration scheme are to:

Raise standards of health and safety 
Provide recognition of skills, experience and qualifications attained
Reduce risks and accidents in the industry 

This is carried out by ensuring that all construction workers undertake health and safety training every 4 years.

To become registered, workers must complete a minimum of one day health and safety training, delivered by an accredited training provider.  Operatives can also be assessed to ascertain their level of competency in their skill area.  Applicants receive a photographic identity card that provides proof of their health and safety training and their skills and qualifications, if appropriate.

Benefits of CSR

For employees:
Proof of skills, competence and qualifications
Improved health and safety awareness
Enhanced employment prospects as a CSR card is increasingly required by contractors, clients and government

For employers:
Improved health and safety awareness among the workforce
CSR provides a solid foundation for staff training and development and ensures that health and safety awareness training is updated every 4 years
Reduction in accidents on site
Identification of personnel with recognised safety awareness training and skills

Applicants receive a photographic ID card which provides proof of health and safety training and skills and qualifications.

All applicants must undergo Health and Safety Training and Skills Assessment delivered by an Accredited CSR Provider. For a full list of Accredited CSR Providers, click here.

When the Health and Safety training and Skills Assessment is completed the card will be printed and sent out to you. All training providers will set their own prices for training so prices may vary.

For lost cards and changes to name or home address, contact CSR on 028 9087 7150 or e-mail csr@cefni.co.uk. There is a charge of £21 for replacement cards.

What sort of card should I have?

CSR cards vary depending on the type of job you will be doing while on site. To find the card most suitable for you please select card types below.

Card Types

Where can I do the training?

There are serveral training providers within Northern Ireland that hold CSR courses. To find a training provider near you please select training providers below.

Training providers

How do I apply for a card?

All applicants must undergo Health and Safety Training and Skills Assessment delivered by an Accredited CSR Provider. For a full list of Accredited CSR Providers contact CSR on 028 9087 7150 or download a list from here.

Why do I need a CSR card?

CSR card is required as proof of health and safety training and competence by many main contractors, clients and government

How do I renew my card?

All applicants must update their health and safety training through an Accredited CSR Provider every four years to renew their card.

Can I check the progress of my card application?

Training Providers can check the progress of a card application by entering their user name and password and the candidate's details.

Can I use my card in the United Kingdom?

Yes. CSR is affiliated to the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) in Great Britain and is accepted as equivalent to CSCS.

Can I use my card in the Republic of Ireland?

Yes. The CSR health and safety training is equivalent to the health and safety element of the FAS Safe Pass Card in the Republic of Ireland.