Have you got the CSCS card Smart Check app yet?
CSCS Smart Check is an app that can be used to check CSCS cards on-site to make sure the operatives are who they say they are and have the qualifications you require for any particular job.
The app is free from the App Store and Google Play. It gives users a simple way of checking all CSCS partner scheme cards in one place as people enter a site.
Rather than separate apps, web portals and call centres for different CSCS cards, CSCS Smart Check means almost all* the 2.1million CSCS cards issued can be accessed on a phone.
The app has been developed by the 38 card schemes displaying the CSCS logo to radically improve the construction industry’s card checking procedures and site safety, while also helping tackle fraud and modern slavery in the sector.
Organisations and their on-site card checkers now have a quick, easy and secure way of ensuring everyone on site has the right qualifications and training for the job they do.
There are three ways to check a card using CSCS Smart Check: Contactless; using the QR codes on the cards; performing a manual check. The video below gives a brief demonstration of the app.
You can find the CSCS Smart Check app support page here on the CSCS website.
Answers to the most common queries around CSCS Smart Check can be found on the FAQs here.
CSCS has also worked with Build UK to produce guidance that can be downloaded and used on site. Download it for free here.
*The following schemes will be going live on the app at a later date:
- IPAF. These cards cards can currently only be checked on the app using the Manual Input or QR code options.
- CSWIP. To check these cards call 01223 899 000
- LEEA. To check these cards, visit the LEEA website
Please note: This app is NOT for individuals to use to store details of their cards. That can be done using the MyCSCS app and MyECS.
Watch the video below for a quick overview of the app.