Update from NPORS to Employers, Operators and Training Providers.
Over recent weeks we have received a large number of calls and emails from concerned employers and operators regarding the recent communication issued by Build UK stating that from January 2017 the only operator cards that will be accepted on their sites are those that carry the CSCS logo.
It has been intimated by some that as a result of this announcement NPORS cards will no longer be accepted after this date. This has led to uncertainty and some employers who have invested in training and testing their operators through the NPORS route may feel unsettled as a result.
We would like to reassure all employers, operators and training providers that we are committed to ensuring compliance with the requirements of the Construction Leadership Council decision that all operator cards in the construction sector must carry the CSCS logo. We have met with CSCS, Build UK and CECA in order to ensure that NPORS cards will carry the CSCS logo and therefore will continue to be accepted on Build UK sites post December 2016.
The new requirement will involve a change to the way our scheme currently operates in the construction sector and we have agreed a process whereby current NPORS card holders in the construction sector will be able to transition across to the new NPORS Construction Operator card.
Further detail will be issued by NPORS in due course but we wanted to make this announcement now so as to reassure employers, operators and training providers that NPORS cards will still be accepted on construction sites after December 2016.