Here at Lining Systems we are very aware how important it is that our clients feel they can be sure that the company they choose to complete a job for them is suitably qualified and competent and fully up to date with training, legislation changes and industry standards.
That is why we are very proud to be CSCS registered, Confined Space Trained, Level 3 First Aid Trained, hold an NVQ in structural waterproofing, are Safe Contractor approved and CHAS accredited – all well and good, you may say, for those qualifications which are self-explanatory, but what do all the acronyms mean?
Well, CSCS stands for the Construction Skills Certification Scheme. They issue cards which reflect the different skills and formal training needed to be a competent construction worker or tradesperson and offer the end-user the reassurance that the card-holder is suitably professionally qualified.
Changes to CSCS
Until very recently applicants could get a CSCS card without passing the Construction Industry Training Board’s (CITB) Health, Safety and Environment test. However, this exemption has now been ended and CSCS’s Director of Operations Gordon Jenkins announced that “cards displaying the CSCS logo should only be issued to applicants who hold nationally recognised construction qualifications and have passed a separate health and safety element.” Luckily, we were ahead of the legislation change and are fully compliant with the new CSCS requirements!
NVQ in Structural Waterproofing
Our nationally recognised construction qualification is the NVQ in Structural Waterproofing. This National Vocational Qualification required us to demonstrate the knowledge, skills, confidence and competence required in a real workplace environment to work as a specialist in carrying out structural waterproofing, successfully diagnosing problems and recommending solutions.
Being CHAS accredited is not compulsory but is also something we are very proud of. CHAS is the Contractor’s Heath and Safety Scheme and it’s the gold standard assessment for heath and safety in construction, setting the industry benchmark. The accreditation process is lengthy, in-depth and rigorous, but passing the assessment means we can easily demonstrate our commitment to health and safety issues to potential and actual clients. Our company’s health and safety policy is available to read.
We will continue to keep ahead of the game when it comes to compliance, safety and continuous professional development but if there is a specific training requirement you as a client or your company needs, please do get in touch, as we are always keen to extend our skills and knowledge and meet your needs.