CSCS issues reminder on Construction Related Occupation (CRO) validity


Monitor Contractor Attendance and Worked Hours using a CSCS card and a Tensor system

Time and attendance and access control systems offering support for CSCS cards can help identify out-of-date or invalid CSCS cards, which might really come in handy in the near future as the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) is reminding the industry that time is almost up for the 85,000 Construction Related Occupation (CRO) cards issued since October 2015.

The CSCS has stopped issuing the CRO card at the end of March this year and all cards issued since October 2015 expire on 30th September 2017. Many of the 85,000 CRO card holders are now required to register for existing or newly developed qualifications before their CRO cards expire.

It has been brought to CSCS’s attention that some CRO card holders, contractors and employers believe all CRO cards expire on the 30th September. This is not the case.

CSCS Director of Operations Gordon Jenkins said: “For the avoidance of doubt, all CRO cards will remain valid until their expiry date.

“There remains over 200,000 CRO cards that were issued before October 2015. These cards will remain valid until their expiry date. When checking cards, site managers and supervisors should check the expiry date displayed on the card and if the card is in date it should be accepted when presented on site.”

Tensor CSCS Smart Card Time and Attendance helps manage construction site access, card validity and credentials

Construction workers and other people who hold a CSCS card can use their existing card to clock onto a Tensor Time & Attendance system and/or gain access to a construction site or similar, or use the CSCS card to gain access through turnstiles or car park barriers.

Within Tensor.NET there is a CSCS card wizard. This allows system users to quickly grant contractors access to their clocks and access control system.

One feature most companies will certainly appreciate is the possibility to fully customize badge creation, since the system allows templates for badges to be previewed by the user to see how their badge will appear, populating it with their personal details. Previewed badges can then be printed to any windows supported card printer.

The templates can be single or double sided, in landscape or portrait format and can include a variety of content types, including here text, images and barcodes.

If you’d like to find out more about Tensor’s CSCS Wizard, just contact our dedicated product team or Book a Demo, our representatives will be more than happy to answer every and all of your queries.

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