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Online CSCS Card Checker now available

CSCS smartcards can now be validated online by using the new Online Card Checker, ‘Go Smart’, so providing proof that the card is genuine.

This Online Card Checker allows individuals to validate both physical and virtual CSCS smartcards, including ARCA ARMI Skills Cards, securely online. This tool validates the cardholder’s identity and ensures they have the appropriate training and qualifications for the work they undertake.

Available for IOS, Android and PC/laptop, ‘Go Smart’ can be used both online and offline, enabling CSCS smartcards to be read and checked even with no connectivity.

Certain information on a CSCS smartcard is required, including the partner scheme, individual’s surname and registration number. When all the information has been inputted, the checker will verify the card, and if validated the CSCS smartcard information can be viewed on screen.

Validate CSCS Smartcards via the Online Card Checker available on the ARCA website.

ARCA issues 2,500th CSCS Card

Today the Association issued the 2,500th CSCS card under the ARMI Skills Card Scheme.

The Association receives CSCS card applications for both physical and virtual smartcards, on a daily basis and continues to process the applications in just fouARCA ARMI Skills Card - Blue Skilled Worker_680pxr working days.

Full information and application forms for temporary and skilled worker cards, for asbestos removal operatives, supervisors and managers, are available here.


Changes to Licensed Contract Manager Update Course

From today, candidates on the ARCA Licensed Contract Manager Update training course will be required to complete a test paper at the end of the day.

This test paper has been designed to confirm a candidate’s core knowledge and understanding of asbestos removal practices and procedures, legislation and guidance.

Further information and upcoming dates for the Licensed Contract Manager Update course are available here or call us on 01283 505777.

Don’t miss Training Certificate expiries

To support member’s operatives, supervisors and contract managers, ARCA provides a training certificate reminder service.

Members’ training contacts will receive information of up and coming certificate expiries for staff, together with scheduled training courses at all ARCA centres.

All ARCA training courses and qualifications are available here or call us on 01283 505777.