Construction Skills Register

Supervisor and Manager Cards

CSR provides cards for Site Supervisors, Managers and Senior Managers

Red Card – Trainee Supervisor/Manager

This card is available to both undergraduates and graduate entrants in the construction industry.

To qualify for this card, candidates must complete the CSR 1 Day Health and Safety training and provide evidence of either current registration with a further/higher education college for a nationally recognised construction related qualification or satisfactory completion of a nationally recognised construction related qualification in a further/higher education college.

Renewal Requirement

4 Day CSR Site Safety Supervisor Course & Supervisors Touch Screen Test

or

Supervisor Refresher Course (provided that the 4 Day course has already been completed no more than 4 ½ years earlier) & Supervisors Touch Screen Test

or

Essential Health and Safety for Managers

or

IOSH Managing Safely in Construction  

Red Card - Experienced Supervisor

This card is available to new candidates who are experienced Supervisors but do not hold a Supervisor NVQ qualification.

Applicants must

  • Complete the CSR 4 Day Site Safety for Supervisors course
  • Pass the CITB(GB) Health, Safety and Environment test for Supervisors (Touch Screen test)
  • Provide proof of registration on a Supervisor NVQ (Level 3 or 4)
  • Have an employer declaration signed confirming their experience as a Supervisor.

Renewal Requirement

This card cannot be renewed.  Cardholders should upgrade to a gold Supervisor card on achievement of the relevant NVQ qualification.

Gold Card - Supervisor

All applicants must complete the CSR 4 day Site Safety for Supervisors Course and CITB(GB) Health, Safety and Environment test for Supervisors.

 Applicants are required to hold a Supervisor NVQ (Level 3 or 4).

Please note the Occupational Assessment route was withdrawn on 1 September 2019.

Renewal Requirement 

CSR 1 Day Site Safety for Supervisors Refresher and Supervisors Touch Screen Test

The 1 Day Site Safety for Supervisors Refresher course and Supervisor Touch Screen Test must be completed within 6 months of the card expiry date.

Platinum Card - Manager

All applicants must complete either the Essential Health and Safety for Managers course or the IOSH Managing Safely in Construction course.  Applicants must hold a Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Construction Site Management or Construction Contracting Operations Management.

Renewal Requirement 

Essential Health and Safety for Managers Refresher

or

IOSH Managing Safely for Construction Managers/Refresher

CSR Manager application form

Black Card - Senior Manager

All applicants must complete either the Essential Health and Safety for Senior Executives course or the IOSH Safety for Senior Executives & Directors course. Applicants are required to hold a Level 7 NVQ Diploma in Construction Senior Management.

Renewal Requirement 

Essential Health & Safety for Senior Executives

or

IOSH Safety for Senior Executives & Directors

CSR Senior Manager application form

Red Card - Experienced Manager

This card is available to experienced managers who do not have a relevant NVQ, construction related degree or professional qualification/membership.

This card reflects the candidates experience whilst recognising they are working towards an NVQ.

Applicants must complete one of the manager/senior managers health & safety courses specified below:

  • Essential Health & Safety for Managers
  • IOSH Managing Safely in Construction
  • Essential Health & Safety for Senior Executives
  • IOSH Safety for Executives & Directors

Applicants must also provide evidence they are registered on an NVQ Level 6 or Level 7.  (See manager/senior manager card information above) and have an employer complete a confirmation of relevant experience  declaration.

This card is valid for 4 years and cannot be renewed.

Note: If you hold a construction related degree of professional qualification/membership, you may be eligible to obtain one of the Professional Cards