The Door & Hardware Federation (DHF) has launched a CSCS-approved card partner scheme in collaboration with the Automatic Door Suppliers Association (ADSA).
The DHF CSCS card provision is for those who work with industrial doors, domestic garage doors, automated gates & traffic barriers and metal or timber doors.
As part of the scheme, and in addition to any criteria set by CSCS such as a relevant NVQ for the Skilled Worker card, DHF is asking that anyone who is applying for a card has evidence of CPD (continued professional development). This will usually be in the form of a valid DHF training course certificate.
“Whilst not a legislative requirement, CSCS cards are supported by the government and provide proof that individuals working on construction sites have the appropriate training and qualifications for the job that they are doing,” explains DHF’s Commercial Manager, Patricia Sowsbery-Stevens.
“By ensuring that the workforce is appropriately qualified or experienced, the card plays a vital role in improving standards and safety on UK construction sites. Indeed, the majority of principal contractors and major house builders require construction workers on their sites to hold a valid card.”
The launch of the CSCS card partner scheme is a further step in the DHF’s drive for safety and best practice.
In July of this year, it announced an official theory-based ABBE-qualification for three of the industries it serves, approved and regulated by Ofqual, the Government Office of Examination Regulation. DHF is the first UK organisation to offer such a qualification.
Gordon Jenkins, Director of Operations at CSCS comments: “CSCS is pleased to see the collaboration between DHF and ADSA in the issuing of cards for the Doors sector. This collaboration demonstrates DHF’s commitment to meeting the requirements of the CLC and ensuring that construction site workers are appropriately qualified. In the process, we are all playing our part in improving standards and safety on UK construction sites. CSCS looks forward to a long and productive relationship between our three organisations.”
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Picture: DHF’s Training Coordinator, Beth Woodward, issues the very first DHF CSCS card to Richard Warmington, Director of Titan Door Systems Ltd.