In response to Mr Forlane (19 December), the Construction Skills Register (CSR) would like to make readers aware that the Black CSR card (as it is known in Northern Ireland) is not as easily acquired as he suggests

All senior manager CSR card holders are experienced and along with completing heath and safety training every four years, they must hold full membership of their relevant professional body (for example, MCIOB, MICE) or complete a two-hour formal interview, based on NVQ 5 in construction management, to assess the core competencies, knowledge and experience – not such an easy task.

John Armstrong, managing director, Construction Employers Federation