The qualifications necessary for Installers to obtain a CSCS card (which is a special form of SEIRS card) will remain the same, i.e. the installer must have a valid (in date) SEIRS card and will have to pass the CSCS/CITB Health, Safety & Environment test.

Specifically, Installers of Storage Equipment will need to have completed the following before applying for a CSCS card:

(1)   The SEIRS Advanced Course

(2)   The CSCS/CITB Health, Safety and Environment test (proof of successful completion must accompany application)

(3)   Installer SEIRS Card must be valid (in date)

‘New entrants’ to SEIRS, and installers who have not completed the SEIRS Advanced course prior to 31 December 2015, will also need to complete the SEIRS Skills course (if they have not already done so) as part of the minimum requirement.

Actions Required

If your Installer/s requires a CSCS card, please ensure that all of the above qualifying criteria are met.  Please note that you will need to plan well in advance in order to renew SEIRS course qualifications should this be required.

The Health & Safety test will still be conducted by the CITB and you will need to liaise with the CITB should you need to complete or renew this test.