MSite – an automatic and reliable CITB card checker
Drowning in a sea of construction accreditations?
It’s not surprising. There are now so many courses and qualifications available to workers. The CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) alone issues over 15 different cards, including Labourer, Experienced Worker, Skilled Worker, and Professional Qualified Person – to name a few.
There are also those handed out by the CPCS (Construction Plant Competence Scheme), the CISRS (Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme), the SSSTS (Site Supervision Safety Training Scheme), the SMSTA (Site Management Safety Training Scheme), as well as many others.
The list is endless. And each one reflects a different set of skills and has a different expiration date. On large or even medium-scale construction jobs, this can create an untenable situation if you don’t have the manpower or the technology to keep up with everyone and ensure all workers are suited to the job, both in terms of experience and official qualifications.
As a busy construction contractor, this variety can make it very difficult for you to keep track. Vetting and validating accreditations is just one thing on your very long ‘to-do’ list and with so many names and accreditations to double-check, it can become easy for someone to slip through the cracks, potentially causing a tidal wave of legal issues later down the line. Plus, with seemingly countless cards to check and consider, it can quickly turn into a time-consuming and frustrating task.
But here at MSite, we believe we have the solution… digitalisation.
Our digital workforce management system features a ‘Registration and Competency’ module, which is specifically designed to automate CITB (Construction Industry Training Board) checks – essentially, vetting your workers and validating their accreditations on your behalf.
Here, we take a closer at how our CITB checker works and how it could help.
How does the MSite CITB card checker work?
MSite has a fully integrated CITB card database.
This database will automatically check whether new workers are, indeed, who they say they are, and ensures they have the correct CITB card accreditations and training for a specific role. If they do, their data is then stored in a cloud-based system and attached to their unique ‘MSite profile’.
This ‘MSite profile’ subsequently acts as a ‘digital passport’. It proves the worker has the correct skills and a valid card to complete a particular task – whilst also being fully GDPR-compliant.
How can the CITB checker help?
Thanks to its CITB card feature, MSite securely captures and stores a new worker’s ID and competency data, before they even arrive on-site. There’s no need to check their credentials yourself or use a manual online CITB card checker. Our cloud-based registration system can take care of it all for you – significantly reducing administrative effort and vetting operatives automatically. And because the registration system is cloud-based, employees who need to be kept aware of who is being brought on board can access this essential information from virtually anywhere and offer vital input, saving the time and hassle of needing to visit an office or headquarters.
CITB cards and accreditations are only valid for a certain length of time. And if you employ thousands of construction workers, it’s virtually impossible to keep track of when these CITB cards expire. Thankfully, with the help of MSite, you don’t have to. The registration and competency module actively monitors accreditation expiry dates in real time. And if a worker’s construction accreditations have expired or are somehow incorrect, it automatically blocks their site access, fostering a safer and more secure working environment for both your workers and clients.
A paperless process
By utilising cloud-based storage, MSite’s registration and competency tool can help to reduce your administrative overheads. It is a completely paperless, digitalised system. Companies no longer need to sift through hundreds and thousands of worker profiles to find the right person with the right accreditations. Today, all of this can be done on a massive scale - highlighting hundreds of suitable candidates - at the touch of a button. As a result, this process is more accurate and efficient by relieving time constraints and eliminating human error. It’s also much kinder to the environment.
This mirrors similar changes that have recently been made within the industry. For example, last month, the CSCS announced the launch of virtual CSCS cards – which will be automatically generated and accessed via a CSCS card checker app. Physical construction accreditation cards will soon be a thing of the past and, with the help of MSite, you can fully embrace digitalisation, take advantage of our CITB card checker and stay ahead of the game.
Find out more about the MSite CITB checker
If you’re struggling to cope with the vetting and validation of accreditations and believe MSite’s CITB checker could be the solution, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We’re always on hand and happy to help.
MSite is a leading digital workforce management system and it can offer many benefits for your construction firm – particularly with respect to worker registration, identification and CITB checks, and competency. To find out more, be sure to download our brochure. This has detailed information on all modules within the solution and is a great place to learn more about its advantages.