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FASET (Fall Arrest Safety Equipment Training) has teamed up with CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme), the leading card scheme for the UK construction industry.

This means FASET now issues cards which display the CSCS logo, for the safety netting and temporary safety systems industry. The new FASET CSCS card is available from 1st February 2021.

CSCS cards provide proof that individuals working on construction sites have the appropriate training and qualifications for the job they perform. As the established trade association and training body for the safety netting and temporary safety systems industry, FASET exists to help people who work at height to stay safe through the provision of expert guidance and training, with a range of exclusive member benefits.

The partnership between FASET and CSCS means that everyone who works at height – using equipment such as safety nets, edge protection and stair towers – will have the opportunity to move over from their current CSCS card to the new FASET card at the start of 2021. The transfer is FREE up to 31st July 2021.

It is the responsibility of the duty manager on any construction site to ensure that each individual is qualified to carry out his or her work safely. By ensuring the workforce are appropriately qualified, the FASET card will play its part in improving standards and safety on UK construction sites.

What the new FASET CSCS card covers

The partnership between FASET and CSCS covers working at height, specifically installers of safety nets, stair towers, edge protection (tube and fitting) and platform decking.

Full information on the scheme will be posted on the FASET website at faset.org.uk

Whilst having the FASET CSCS card doesn’t automatically make you a FASET corporate member, it does give you peace of mind that your skills are endorsed by the established trade association and training body for the safety netting and temporary safety systems industry. FASET always welcomes new applications for membership.

Commenting on the news, Tony Seddon, Managing Director of FASET, commented: “The partnership between FASET and CSCS is a huge step forward for temporary safety systems on UK construction sites. If someone arrives to install safety nets, stair towers, edge protection or platform decking, the site manager can easily check they’re qualified just by viewing the details on their FASET card.

“Anyone holding this card has considerable experience and knowledge of temporary safety systems. Gaining industry-wide recognition of their specialist skills and level of qualification was a logical move with a big impact on height safety.”

You can find out more about the FASET CSCS card at https://www.faset.org.uk/faset-cscs-card/

Graham Wren, CEO of CSCS, added: “CSCS holds an important place in our industry, providing evidence of qualifications and training thousands of times a day. FASET has been maintaining safety, standards and best practice for many years and I am pleased to welcome them as the latest CSCS Partner Card Scheme.

“This is positive news for the industry, FASET cards displaying the CSCS logo align with the objectives of the Construction Leadership Council and are another example of the industry working together to achieve a fully trained and qualified workforce.”

This move makes FASET the 38th member of the CSCS Partner Card Scheme. You can learn more about the CSCS’s Partner Card schemes on the CSCS website.