Faset CSCS Card

FASET CSCS card – your questions answered

How do I apply for my FASET CSCS card?

How do I apply for my FASET CSCS card?

Our application portal is simple to use and intuitive to your requirements.

Your first step is to register for an account as either an employer or individual and then follow the process as the screens and dropdown menus appear.

We have attached an easy-to-follow users’ guide here.



What is the new FASET CSCS card?

What is the new FASET CSCS card?

FASET has teamed up with CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme), the leading card scheme for the UK construction industry.

This means FASET now issues cards which display the CSCS logo, for the temporary safety systems industry.

By ensuring the workforce are appropriately qualified, the FASET card will play its part in improving standards and safety on UK construction sites.



Who needs to hold the card?

Who needs to hold the card?

It is the responsibility of the duty manager on any construction site to ensure that each individual is qualified to carry out his or her work safely. CSCS cards provide proof that individuals working on construction sites have the appropriate training and qualifications for the job they perform.



What does the new FASET CSCS card cover?

What does the new FASET CSCS card cover?

The partnership between FASET and CSCS covers working at height, specifically installers of safety nets, stair towers, edge protection (tube and fitting) and platform decking.



How much does the new FASET CSCS card cost?

How much does the new FASET CSCS card cost?

In line with the CSCS application system, the cost remains £36 per card. The price is exactly the same whether or not you are a FASET member. The fee is payable online via debit or credit card.



What about my current CSCS card?

What about my current CSCS card?

The partnership between FASET and CSCS means that everyone who works at height – using equipment such as safety nets, edge protection, stair towers and platform decking – will have the opportunity to move over from their current CSCS card to the new FASET card at the start of 2021. The transfer is FREE up to 31st July 2021. Please click here to go to the CSCS card achievement process (https://www.faset.org.uk/training/safety-net-rigger-training/).



What is the application process?

What is the application process?

The new system for the FASET CSCS card works in exactly the same way as the CSCS application. You can see full details at: https://www.faset.org.uk/training/safety-net-rigger-training/



What happens next?

What happens next?

Your new FASET CSCS card will be issued through the Vircarda app, and can be read by employers and site managers using the GoSmart app.
All you need to do to do is follow the following simple steps:

  • Complete the online application
  • Pay the £36 fee for your new card
  • Your application will be checked and verified
  • You will then be sent a link via text or email for you to download the Vircarda app and receive your FASET CSCS card



Why do we only have a virtual card?

Why do we only have a virtual card?

Following the introduction of the FASET partner scheme, the only way to gain a card displaying the CSCS logo in disciplines that FASET covers is via the partner scheme and this has moved to virtual card issue only.

There are several reasons for this:

  • The card can now have expiry dates for the card itself, and all qualifications shown on it individually; therefore, you do not lose any of the life of a qualification. Qualifications can also be added in the middle of the card’s life, without having to re-issue, and this is currently done free of charge.
  • The virtual card is also less vulnerable to fraud and forgery, it is instantly updated and extremely quickly made available to the individuals.
  • The card itself cannot be lost or damaged. The employer has one simple dashboard for all FASET Scheme cards.
  • The digital system allows messages to be sent to card holders advising them of upcoming expiry dates, safety alerts, card changes etc.
  • CSCS themselves are moving to phase out plastic cards.

The card is easily and securely checked via the GoSmart website: https://cardcheck.gosmart.co.uk or App. Card reads are retained within the App, so the person reading the card retains a record of the card they have scanned and the details on the card. You are also able to print to PDF from the GoSmart website in order to retain a copy of the cards. These PDFs can form part of any submission to sites/pre-qual applications.



HOW DO I READ THE VIRTUAL CARD?

HOW DO I READ THE VIRTUAL CARD?

Once the card application has been verified and approved, the applicant will receive a text invitation from Vircada to download the app. They are then able to access their Digital card.

The GoSmart website has a facility for you to print or “print to pdf” a PDF copy of your operative’s card/record. There is also a downloadable app which can read cards from the operative’s mobile phone. Follow this link to the GoSmart website for full details on the available app and functions within it. https://gosmart.co.uk/Getting-Started

You’ll also see this icon at the top right-hand side of their webpage:

This allows you to check a card. All you do is change the scheme to choose the FASET Partner scheme and include the new FASET card number and surname of your operative. It will then bring up the record which you can print or print to pdf.



Do I have to be a member of FASET to hold a FASET CSCS card?

Do I have to be a member of FASET to hold a FASET CSCS card?

No. All people who work at height – specifically installers of safety nets, stair towers, edge protection (tube and fitting) and platform decking – can benefit from holding the new FASET CSCS card. You will enjoy peace of mind that your skills are endorsed by the established trade association and training body for the temporary safety systems industry.

However, we always welcome new membership applications. All our SSiP accredited members have:

  • Public and Employers Liability Insurance
  • Appropriately qualified operatives and a commitment to training
  • Products that conform to the relevant British and European Standards and Codes of Practice
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Significant proportion of directly employed management and supervisory staff



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