To describe in one word, CSCS cards are the identity cards that allow a person to have access to site. It is a proof of a person’s identity, his qualification and acts as a certificate for training. This card acts as an entry card for the site visit. It enables the employer or the authorized to be satisfied that the person holding this card has requisite training, qualification and required experience in this field. To get the CSCS card one must go through the tests, training, information etc.
The test consists of 50 questions. They are few questions which are related to the construction sites, while few are general and the remaining are practical in nature. The question pattern is divided into two halves. The first half consists of 38 questions which are related to the general health and safety of the people and the second half consists of 12 questions that relate to behavioral science. The questions mainly focus on the way a person would react in a particular situation if it actually occurs.
How to get the Card:
In order to get the card one must first get an application form and fill it up. This form must be filled after reading the instruction manual and all the mandatory details must be compulsory filled in. After the form is filled, one must undertake the Health, Safety and Environment test and after passing that only one is allowed to take the CSCS test. After the person passes these three rounds then he would be given the card, however some necessary formalities need to be followed like paying the basic charges, giving out details like the name, business address, phone etc. of the employer under which the person is actually currently working. Once the form is filled and submitted the person will be eligible to get the card. This form can also be filled online. All the requirements for application should be met and cross checked. Normally to allocate the card to the person, the authority takes up 35 to 40 days.
One can also view videos online, read books or watch CDs to help self about the construction safety measures. However it is much more preferable to take the online test and pass it. As the mock test is just an example of what can happen in real life. In case one cannot pass the mock test then there are high chances that he may fail in real life too.