Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the Construction Skills Register is asking employers and those responsible for checking to be flexible if a CSR card has only recently expired. This approach, which will be kept under regular review, is supported by both the Construction Procurement Delivery and the Government Construction Clients Group. It should be noted, however, that this flexibility does NOT extend to those individuals who have previously held a CSR card in the past, or have yet to complete training.
The COVID-19 crisis has resulted in the closing of Pearson-VUE centres for the CITBGB Health, Safety and Environment Test. This is outside of anyone’s control but will impact the renewal of Construction Skills Register Plant and Supervisor cards. Unfortunately, CSR will not renew these cards without confirmation that the operative has passed the relevant touch screen test. Again, we are asking employers and those inspecting checking CSR cards to exercise a degree of flexibility. The grace period available for the renewal of cards will be extended by three months, so candidates can undertake a refresher course or technical test instead of having to complete a full course. This extension may be increased. CSR training providers are not currently operating, although they are exploring alternative options and will issue a further statement on the CEF website. The business continuity plan is operational to ensure cards can still be processed and queries answered.
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