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.
The Construction Industry Federation and the Construction Employers Federation have jointly called on their members to collaborate on a cross border basis on tackling Covid-19. The construction industry straddles both jurisdictions with contractors and employees crossing the border in both directions daily. Both industries have emerged from the previous lockdown with excellent records in terms of safety and low incidence of Covid-19.
Construction Skills Register (CSR) training and plant testing resumed from 22 June 2020 following careful consideration of available guidance and to support key construction work.
CEF recently awarded prizes to two Queen's University Belfast civil engineering students.