Achieving a high end finish for our clients and ensuring our operatives work in a safe and efficient manner are at the heart of our work. We believe that the best way of achieving both is by investing in training and for that reason we ensure that our operatives are members of the CSCS scheme. By holding the CSCS accreditation, it demonstrates that an individual has reached a minimum level of understanding health and safety issues.
What Is CSCS?
CSCS, or the Construction Skills Certification Scheme to give it its full name, was established in the 1990s. It teaches workers from more than 300 different trades about safe working practices when operating in the construction industry. At the time of its creation there were no standardised health and safety regulations. Therefore, following an alarming number of accidents, the scheme was introduced.
How Are CSCS Cards Awarded?
In order to apply for a CSCS card it is necessary to prove that each individual has undertaken the Health, Safety and Environment test. This is a 45 minute test and each applicant is required to answer 50 multiple-choice questions, including:
- 12 questions relating to the general behaviour of someone working on a construction site.
- 38 questions to check that they have a good understanding of health, safety and environment issues.
Creating a Highly Skilled Team
At BMA we ensure that every member of our team is the holder of a valid CSCS card. This ensures they are not only capable of completing work to a high standard, but that they do so in a way that is safe for themselves, our clients and the general public.
The Construction Skills Certification Scheme is just one of several accreditations we hold as a company. You can read more about all our accreditations by clicking here.