Bovis Lend Lease insists that all workers carry a skills card on site.

Everyone working on a Bovis Lend Lease site will now have to carry a CSCS card or equivalent. The contractor announced that from 1 March workers had to provide details of their CSCS card, or a skill card recognised by the Major Contractors Group, to gain a site security pass.

Managing director Jason Millett said: “We want to keep driving up standards in our industry. If other contractors follow our lead, together we can make the CSCS card a passport to better training, higher quality and greater safety.”

Bovis said that if an overseas contractor was employed its skills record would be checked by Bovis’s safety department prior to appointment.

If a trade is not recognised by the MCG, a letter of exemption must be obtained from CSCS and the person must have attended and passed the CITB safety test.

Bovis said that if a worker did not yet have the skills to obtain a CSCS card they must undertake safety training and have passed the CITB health and safety test.