As of 31st March 2017, Construction Related Occupation skills cards (CRO Card) will no longer be issued by CSCS.
CRO cards will expire on 30th September 2017. There are currently around 230,000 card holders across the construction industry.
Those that didn’t hold a construction related qualification used a CRO card; but did have a construction related occupation. Examples of construction related occupations can be found on the CSCS website.
Construction Related Occupation skills card
The alternative card they can apply for will depend on the current qualifications and job role. The CSCS provide an online card finder system which will help CRO card holders know what card is suitable for their occupation.
Under the new CSCS rules those applying for alternative cards will need to hold a recognised construction related qualification, such as an NVQ. CSCS say the purpose of this change is to make sure the industry has a fully qualified workforce. Alternatively, cardholders will be moved over to CSCS’s Partner Card Scheme. For example, CPCS, NPORS or CIRS if these qualifications are more suitable to their occupation.
If you’re a CRO card holder and would like advice on what to do please contact your local Bromak branch.