How to Get a CSCS Green Card

In order to work safely on construction sites in the UK you must hold a valid CSCS Card. To obtain a CSCS Green Labourer Card you must first complete the CITB Health, Safety and Environment touch screen test (known commonly as the CITB test). This test takes 45 minutes, is multiple choice and must be completed in person at a local test centre. Bookings can be made at over 150 test centres nationwide using this service. You can find a test centre close to you here

How do I apply? 
Applying for a CSCS Green Card is a simple three step process:
  1. Book in a CITB Health, Safety and Environment (CSCS) Operatives test at your local test centre.
  2. Once you have passed this test, you must complete the Online CSCS Green Card course or equivalent (also known as the Health, Safety & Awareness Course).
  3. Once both of these have been completed you can then apply for your CSCS Green Card

You will need a copy of both the Health, Safety & Awareness certificate and the Health, Safety & Environment (CSCS) score report to complete your CSCS Green Card application. Once you have completed this process and obtained your CSCS Green Card you will be eligible to work on construction sites in the UK. Your CSCS Green Card is valid for 5 years. 
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Online CSCS Green Card Course

To get a CSCS Green Card you must complete the Health and Safety Awareness Course. This used to mean you had to attend class room training for a full day. Now the  Online Green Card course allows you to complete the training from your computer in half the time and in the comfort of your own home. Once completed it is valid for a full 5 years. 

Why should I do it online? 
There are a number of benefits to completing your Health, Safety & Awareness course online including the following: 
  • Training in just 4 hours
  • Officially accredited 
  • No unnecessary days off work 
  • Can be completed on a smartphone or computer 
  • Dedicated staff support 
  • Short test from your laptop and not at a test centre 
  • Immediate training at times that suit you 
  • No travel needed 

Do I have to complete the CITB test before I complete the Health, Safety & Awareness Course? 
Please be advised that to obtain your CSCS Green Card there is no set order in which you must take the CITB Health, Safety & Environment (CSCS) test or your Health, Safety & Awareness Course (HSA). You can complete these in whatever order suits you best so long as you ultimately complete both.
Already completed both your CITB test and your Health, Safety & Awareness Course? If yes, then you can order your CSCS Green Card. 

Who must complete the Health, Safety & Awareness Course?
In order to be able to work safely on construction sites across the UK, or to generally be within a construction environment, it is a necessary requirement that construction workers complete their Health Safety and Awareness one day level 1 course (HSA). You will only need to complete the Health, Safety & Awareness Course if you are looking to receive a CSCS Green Labourer Card. 

Why do I Need A CSCS Green Card?
The CSCS Green card replaced the Construction Site Operative (CSO) card in 2014. The CSCS Green Labourer Card comes with a mandatory requirement to complete training to apply for the card. You must complete the Health, Safety Awareness Course to be eligible for a CSCS Green Card. 

Which Health, Safety & Environment Do I Need To Take? 
You must complete the CITB, Health, safety and Environment Operatives Test to be eligible for a CSCS Green Card - This examination tests for the basic level of health, safety and environmental awareness. This test is suited for those looking to apply for the Green Labourer Card. You can order a revision book for this test to be in the with best chance of passing the test. 
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