Due to the ongoing Covid 19 pandemic, CSR is asking employers and those responsible for checking CSR cards to be flexible if a card has recently expired. This approach is supported by CPD and the Government Construction Clients. This guidance will be kept under review on a regular basis during these exceptional circumstances.
Due to the worsening public health situation and the stay at home message from the Northern Ireland Executive, CSR training will cease from close of business today, Friday 8 January 2021.
Finance Minister, Conor Murphy has announced changes to the Procurement Board as part of efforts to ensure the £3bn spent on public procurement annually is fully maximised. CEF Managing Director, Mark Spence has been appointed to the newly reconstituted Board which will meet in December.
Following the end of the Brexit Transition Period on 31 December 2020 the majority of Construction Skills Register (CSR) cards will still be accepted in the Republic of Ireland.
From 31 December 2020 all Construction Skills Register (CSR) skilled cards or above that were originally issued on the basis of an occupational assessment and Industry Accreditation will expire on 31 December 2024. The majority of valid cards are not impacted by this change.