What is 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
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
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