Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Bye Bye CSCS Green / Operatives Card

From 1st July 2014 the green Construction Site Operative card will no longer be issued so if you have a CSCS green card that expires after 1st July 2014 you need to know what to do when it is time to renew.

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

CSCS Test Revision Material 2014

** Please click here for an updated post: CSCS Test Revision Material 2015 **

There are a range of revision materials available to help you revise and practice for the CSCS Health, Safety and Environment Test - we usually recommend you use the official CITB-ConstructionSkills revision book. This contains all the questions and answers for the 38 knowledge based questions in the CSCS test.

You should be able to find these in large book stores like W H Smith or you can easily buy them online on sites like Amazon. We also sell them at our CSCS test centre in Acton if that's easier.

Monday, 6 January 2014

UK Construction PMI - December 2013

The UK’s construction industry saw its second fastest month of growth since August 2007 in December, with a PMI of 62.1. Although lower than November’s record high of 62.6, this has been the sector’s eighth consecutive month of growth, heavily boosted by the biggest increase in commercial projects since April 2007.

With December's reading coming in slightly above economists' forecasts, residential activity remained the fastest growing sub-sector, although at a slower pace of expansion than in November. The civil engineering sub-sector increased at the same pace as the previous November but the real game-changer was the boost in commercial activity.