With the forthcoming changes to the CSCS Card scheme, please see the following information below to assist IRATA Technicians with their applications.

CSCS Statement on Industry Accreditation:
All Industry Accreditation (IA) cards issued from 1st January 2020 will expire on 31st December 2024 and cannot be replaced using IA. This is to meet industry requirements, which state that all construction industry card schemes must operate with nationally recognised qualifications in place for all occupations.

Level 3 Technicians
CSCS accept IRATA Level 3 certification as equivalent to a NVQ level 2 qualification, and therefore current (in date) Level 3 technicians can apply for the CSCS ‘Blue Skilled Worker Card’. Click HERE to apply and then click the ‘Search by occupation’ button; and enter the text ‘Temporary Industrial Rope Access Installer’ in the space provided. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete your application.

Level 1 & 2 Technicians should apply for a CSCS card based upon a recognised trade qualification, or they can apply for a provisional card with no specific trade qualifications, or membership of a trade association or organisation.

CITB Health, Safety & Environment Test
In order to obtain the CSCS card for which you qualify, you may be required to complete the CITB Health, Safety & Environment Test for working at height, (IRATA Level 3’s), or the Health, Safety and Awareness Test (IRATA Levels 1 & 2) which can be accessed by clicking HERE.

In the event of any queries, please contact CSCS here.