The Construction Leadership Council has now updated its guidance on the Industry Card Scheme to take a more common-sense approach. The move follows confusion over non-construction staff like chefs, vending machine installers and pest controllers being refused entry to sites because they were not CSCS card holders.

Item number 2 in the November 2017 document states: ‘Cards will be required by those working predominantly on construction sites undertaking a recognised construction occupation. Cards will not be issued in respect of non-construction related occupations.’

Read more on the Construction Leadership Council website.