About CSR

About Construction Skills Register (CSR)

CSR aims to raise health and safety standards and reduce accidents in the industry by ensuring that all construction workers undertake health and safety training every 4 years.

The Construction Skills Register (CSR) is a register of construction workers who have completed the industry approved CSR health and safety training course and assessment.

The aims of the CSR registration scheme are to:

  • Raise standards of health and safety
  • Provide recognition of skills, experience and qualifications attained
  • Reduce risks and accidents in the industry

This is carried out by ensuring that all construction workers undertake health and safety training every 4 years.

To become registered, workers must complete a minimum of one day health and safety training, delivered by an accredited training provider.  Operatives can also be assessed to ascertain their level of competency in their skill area.  Applicants receive a photographic identity card that provides proof of their health and safety training and their skills and qualifications, if appropriate.

This training is available at both Operative and Supervisor levels.  Help and assistance can also be provided to those who may have limited reading or writing ability.


You can check the status of your existing card on the CEF website;


Benefits of CSR

For employees:

  • Proof of skills, competence and qualifications
  • Improved health and safety awareness
  • Enhanced employment prospects as a CSR card is increasingly required by contractors, clients and government

For employers:

  • Improved health and safety awareness among the workforce
  • CSR provides a solid foundation for staff training and development and ensures that health and safety awareness training is updated every 4 years
  • Reduction in accidents on site
  • Identification of personnel with recognised safety awareness training and skills
  • Applicants receive a photographic ID card which provides proof of health and safety training and skills and qualifications.

All applicants must undergo Health and Safety Training and Skills Assessment delivered by an Accredited CSR Provider.