CLC Releases Statement on Industry Accreditation Cards

As the established trade association and training body for the safety netting and temporary safety systems industry, FASET aims to always keep up to date with the latest news from the building access industry. We are pleased to share the following story from the Construction Leadership Council (CLC).

On Monday 23rd January 2023, the CLC issued a statement encouraging all Industry Accreditation card holders to take action to retain their card.

CLC Statement on Industry Accreditation Cards

Building Safety and competence are two of the CLC’s priorities. As an industry, and in accordance with various sets of legislation including the Construction Design and Management Regulations (CDM) and the Building Safety Act, we must demonstrate to the regulator, our clients, building occupiers and the wider public that those designing, building and maintaining the built environment are competent to do so. The CLC recommendation introduced in 2015 and updated in 2017 & 2020 set an expectation of all CSCS cards being achieved via qualification by the end of 2024.

The different ways in which those individuals who hold a blue, gold or black industry accreditation card (issued by CSCS, via industry accreditation) can move to an appropriate card has been set out. This may be by:

  • Recognising a qualification they already have.
  • Assessing their competence against the relevant qualification for their occupation.
  • Undertaking any additional training required.
  • For a minority, it may require more extensive training.

Members of the CSCS Alliance will be issuing guidance relevant to their individual card scheme. Whilst all Industry Accreditation cardholders are required to take action to retain their card from January 2025, it should not be overly onerous for those able to demonstrate their competence and there may be grants available for employers.

Further guidance for Industry Accreditation card holders is available at

In February 2021, FASET teamed up with CSCS to issue FASET cards which display the CSCS logo for the safety netting and temporary safety systems industry. The partnership between FASET and CSCS covers installers of safety nets, stair towers, edge protection (tube and fitting) and platform decking.

In October 2022, FASET announced the release of its 500th card.

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