ACAD SKILL CARD

Construction Leadership Council (CLC) agreed that from January 2015 the industry, including trade associations, contractors, clients and government should specify and promote card schemes carrying the CSCS logo with no equivalents accepted.

Review the card types and requirements below, then apply for your CSCS approved ACAD Skill Card.

ACAD SKILL CARD TYPES AND REQUIREMENTS

LICENSED CARDS – OPERATIVES

Apprentice – Licensed Asbestos 
Validity: 3 years. No renewal.
Card requirements: Registered on Asbestos removal apprenticeship programme
AND
Passed the CITB HS&E Test OR CCNSG Safety Passport within the previous 2 years

Trainee Worker – Licensed Asbestos 
Validity: 3 years. No renewal.
Card requirements:  Passed the CITB HS&E Test OR CCNSG Safety Passport within the previous 2 years
AND
ACAD/ARCA/IATP/UKATA New or Refresher Operative Training Certificate within the previous 12 months

Experienced Worker – Licensed Asbestos 
Validity: 1 year. No renewal.
Card requirements: Registered on L2 S/NVQ in Asbestos removal
AND
Passed the CITB HS&E Test OR CCNSG Safety Passport within the previous 2 years
AND
ACAD/ARCA/IATP/UKATA Operative Refresher Training Certificate within previous 12 months

Skilled Worker – Licensed Asbestos 
Validity: 5 years. Renewable.
Card requirements: NVQ L2 Removal of Hazardous Waste (Construction) – Licensed Asbestos
AND
Passed the CITB HS&E Test OR CCNSG Safety Passport OR IOSH Working Safely OR achieved the NVQ L2 Removal of Hazardous Waste (Construction) – Licensed Asbestos within the previous 2 years
AND
ACAD/ARCA/IATP/UKATA Operative Refresher Training Certificate within previous 12 months

Skilled Worker cards require the CITB HS&E Test OR CCNSG Safety Passport OR IOSH Working Safely if the NVQ L2 was achieved over 2 years prior to applying for the card.

Note: Trainee card holders cannot then gain an experienced worker card or vice versa. Holders need to obtain their relevant qualification and progress onto relevant skilled worker/supervisor cards.

LICENSED CARDS – SUPERVISORS

Trainee Supervisor – Licensed Asbestos (typically less than 3 years’ experience)
Validity: 3 years. No renewal.
Card requirements:
Passed the CITB HS&E Test or CCNSG Safety Passport within the previous 2 years
AND
ACAD/ARCA/IATP/UKATA New or Refresher Supervisor Training Certificate within previous 12 months

Experienced Supervisor – Licensed Asbestos (typically more than 3 years’ experience)
Validity: 1 year. No renewal.
Card requirements:
Holder OR registered on NVQ L2 Removal of Hazardous Waste (Construction) – Licensed Asbestos
AND
Registered on L3 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Work Supervision
AND
Passed the CITB HS&E Test or CCNSG Safety Passport within the previous 2 years
AND
ACAD/ARCA/IATP/UKATA Supervisor Refresher Training Certificate within previous 12 months

Supervisor – Licensed Asbestos
Validity: 5 years. Renewable.
Card requirements:
NVQ L2 Removal of Hazardous Waste (Construction) – Licensed Asbestos
AND
L3 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Work Supervision
AND
Passed the CITB HS&E Test/CCNSG Safety Passport/IOSH Working Safely or NVQ L3 achieved within the previous 2 years
AND
ACAD/ARCA/IATP/UKATA Supervisor Refresher Training Certificate within previous 12 months

Gold Supervisor Cards will require the CITB HS&E Test/CCNSG Safety Passport/IOSH Working Safely if the NVQ L3 was achieved over 2 years prior to applying for the card.

Note: Trainee card holders cannot then gain an experienced worker card or vice versa. Holders need to obtain their relevant qualification and progress onto relevant skilled worker/supervisor cards.

ASBESTOS ANALYSTS

Apprentice – Asbestos Analyst 
Validity: 3 years. No renewal.
Card requirements: Registered on Asbestos Analyst apprenticeship programme
AND
Passed the CITB HS&E Test or CCNSG Safety Passport within the previous 2 years

Trainee Worker – Asbestos Analyst 
Validity: 1 year. No renewal.
Card requirements:  Passed the CITB HS&E Test or CCNSG Safety Passport within the previous 2 years

 

Skilled Worker – Asbestos Analyst

Validity: 5 years. Renewable
Card requirements:  BOHS P403 AND P404 or BOHS S301 + Oral or BOHS W504 + oral or RSPH L3 in Asbestos Air Testing and Clearance procedures
AND
Passed the CITB HS&E Test or CCNSG Safety Passport within the previous 2 years

ASBESTOS SURVEYORS 

We are currently working on the criteria for Asbestos Surveyors; aiming to finalise them by the end of August 2017. Please see the three draft categories below for information.

Apprentice – Asbestos Surveyor 
Validity: 3 years. No renewal.
Card requirements:  Registered on Asbestos Analyst apprenticeship programme
AND
Passed the CITB HS&E Test or CCNSG Safety Passport within the previous 2 years

Trainee – Asbestos Surveyor
Validity: 1 year. No renewal.
Card requirements:  Passed the CITB HS&E Test or CCNSG Safety Passport within the previous 2 years

 

Skilled Worker – Asbestos Surveyor 
Validity: 5 years. Renewable
Card requirements:  BOHS P402 or BOHS S301 + Oral or BOHS W504 + oral or RSPH L3 in Asbestos Surveying
AND
Passed the CITB HS&E Test or CCNSG Safety Passport within the previous 2 years

VISITOR CARD

Managers and directors of licensed asbestos removal contractors and associated organisations no longer need a CSCS card to access site, as the role is not classed as a construction activity.  CSCS are limiting the issue of cards to minimise bureaucracy.  However, if you DO need a card, the ACAD Visitor Card is suitable for those not involved in any hands-on construction work.

To apply, or for further information about the ACAD Skill Card, email us or call our helpline on 03333 237751.