CSCS Cards are mandatory for anyone visiting a Construction Site. Not only for skilled workers, but even for individuals who may be coming into contact with a Construction Site for administrative purposes. CSCS Cards are mandatory as they provide proof that an individual is aware of the health and safety implications of being on a construction site, where there can be very heavy machinery and vehicles.
A Yellow CSCS Card can be issued to anyone who has passed the Operatives Health, Safety and Environmental Test. The individual does not have to have any qualifications as the card just allows the individual to enter the site safely and legally. They will not be able to carry out any skilled work with this card, for example labour work. In case the individual wants to carry out other skilled work they will need to obtain a different CSCS Card which gives them the authority to carry out the work in their specialist field.