Construction industry investigating skills card fraud

  • 15 May 2015

The CITB and CSCS have begun by conducting an industry-wide online survey into skills card fraud.

The investigation follows the recent prosecution of an organised gang that dealt in fake identity documents.

The survey seeks to determine how common this type of fraud is, and whether identity checking procedures meet the required standards. Cardholders are questioned how often their cards are checked when they enter a site, whether the information is checked visually or using smart technology, and which features on the card are checked.

Individuals with the responsibility for checking skills cards are also questioned, asking how often they encounter fake cards and how they were detected.

Although skills cards aren’t a legal requirement, many of the biggest contractors expect subcontractors to have valid, legitimate skills cards. Skills cards contain chips that can be checked using card readers or smartphones to determine if the card is valid.

The CITB and CSCS hope that the research will encourage contractors to check skills cards more throughly, preventing future incidents from occurring.

Integrity Software Systems,
First Floor, Landmark House East,
Alpha Court,
Lincoln,
United Kingdom,
LN6 3TA

Phone: 0345 340 3040

Visit Integrity Software's website

Leave a Reply

Latest news

GGF

Brexit 2021 debated at GGF Members’ Week

At the recent GGF Members’ Week, an expert panel from industry and politics gathered to debate the impact of Brexit on the glazing sector. 

Posted in Articles, Building Associations & Institutes, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Exhibitions and Conferences, Glass, Glazing, news, Posts, Seminars, Windows

Crown

Crown Paints continues its support of local community projects

Crown Paints has continued its efforts to add colour to people’s lives during these unprecedented times, through a series of paint donations to community projects nationwide. 

Posted in Articles, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Case Studies, Charity work, Paints, Coatings & Finishes, Posts, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation

Delta Membranes

Delta: What are the benefits of using Root Barrier Protection in green roofs?

When it comes to building sustainable homes, Delta Membranes says green roofs are one of the more popular options, given both their ‘green’ factor and aesthetical appearance.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Systems, Damp & Waterproofing, Membranes, Roofs, Sustainability & Energy Efficiency, Walls

MRA

MRA shortlisted for 15 Construction Marketing Awards

Full-service agency MRA Marketing has been shortlisted for 15 awards across 10 categories in this year’s prestigious Construction Marketing Awards (CMAs).

Posted in Articles, Awards, Building Associations & Institutes, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, news