CSCS has recently issued its millionth SmartCard in a major milestone for the industry card scheme which is committed to ensuring that workers have the right cards for the jobs they are undertaking on site.

Introduced in 2010, the CSCS SmartCard contains a microchip which holds specific information about an individual including their skills and qualifications. SmartCards also allow contractors to record time and attendance, training, inductions and toolbox talks, and occupational health information.

Offering a wide range of benefits including a reduced risk of forgery, SmartCards checked using a card reader or smartphone can help manage access to sites, ensuring that the person holding the card has the appropriate competence for the work they are doing on site.

CSCS Chief Executive Graham Wren said:

Now that the majority of CSCS cards are smart, site managers can take advantage of the technology by checking workers details using apps on their smartphones or card readers and link with their own training and HR databases. It makes the whole process of checking workers carry the right card for the job much easier.”

Specialist Contractors can apply for or renew SmartCards cards for their workforce by completing the CSCS Application Form and submitting it with the required information to

There is more information about CSCS Smartcards here

Free apps for use with CSCS Smartcards can be downloaded here

A video explaining how CSCS Smartcards can cut costs on site can be seen here