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    how many of you guys have got a cscs card? what do you think about it...??

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    Mine expires in 2013. It costs around 50 for the card, the test was common sense but I suggest you buy the book first. Its doubtful I will renew because I'm not really interested in working on sites anymore. Theres too much bullshit, paperwork and H&S procedures to distract you with while you could be earning money instead.
    Well thats my opinion and I have no time or interest for it anymore. No doubt theres many who feel the same.
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    i have one, waste of time and money, seemed they were going to be a good idea when they first came out, mine expires in may but unfortunately im going to have to renew as most of our work is shops and new shopping centres! I agree with amestaper about the way sites are, absolute nightmare wish i could get out of them!!!

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    I have one that expires in August unless I do the NVQ which is going to cost a small fortune. Heard today that a number of H&S advisors are going to lobby parliament to get it abolished because the actual number of site accidents has not decreased and because they are of the opinion that it is a government money making scam.....which it clearly is. If everybody they say needs a card, gets a card, it will raise 300 milliion in revenue.

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    yeah i have the cscs card but i done my nvq level 2 in jan it is free at mo but its going to cost 700 900 soon the govement funds pay it at mo but think there running out soon so get on it people i know the bloke number if ya from hants area

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    Mine expired about 6 months back, Not going to bother to renew as I have not been asked to show it for over a year

    Tony as for the NVQ What a load of BOiiOCKS that is, I managed to get assessed by Eastliegh
    college for free. The assesser came out to site twice took some pics got me to sign some pre
    dated forms {to save him self future site visits] then I received the NVQ fixer finnisher.

    I learnt or achieved F A from it
    apart from the college got around 600 nicker from the Governmentfor their troubles.
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    haha thats where i got mine done eastleigh collage was his name keith ?
    i know a few company that dont take ya on now if u aint got the nvq2
    loads of bullsht i got my brother to take pics cos that keith bloke couldnt get on lol

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    iven been out of work seen last friday been well bored indoors aint fuk all about
    ive been offer a job in london starts in 2 weeks sick of waiting and ive only been off a week

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    we had a guy visit site and take pictures and get everyone to fill some paperwork in and sign some back dated sheets to save him re-visiting. Some of the guys at the time had been doin the job for 25yrs or more and others just a couple but at the end of this farse they were all just as qualified according to the card!!! it didn't sit well with the older guys.

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    what is that keith from eastleight collage or not ???

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    had to show mine today first time ever but we knew it was happening just had to make myself scarse if I did not have one

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    Done the NVQ thing about 5 years ago, the bloke that done the assessment took 2 picture of me working, but asked me to change my jumber so it looked like he had been there 2 days! what a load of bollox... Been asked to see it once

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    yup a lot of shit, waste of cash and time my thoughts exactly dont think anybody agrees with it then....

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    Quote Originally Posted by amestaper View Post
    Mine expires in 2013. It costs around 50 for the card, the test was common sense but I suggest you buy the book first. Its doubtful I will renew because I'm not really interested in working on sites anymore. Theres too much bullshit, paperwork and H&S procedures to distract you with while you could be earning money instead.
    Well thats my opinion and I have no time or interest for it anymore. No doubt theres many who feel the same.
    I think you are way off the mark mate. H&S procedures are there to make sure you go home in the same condition that you turned up to work in, apart from having a hangover that is :-) We employ a H&S Consultant to try and keep our guys safe. It costs an arm & a leg but I think its money well spent. Remember our industry is still killing 70 or so a year and this does not include those who are maimed or disabled through accidents or breathing dangerous dusts/fumes etc. Safety first-wages second!
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    Thats your opinion which youre entitled to. I know why H&S guys are there, Ive had an accident falling over someone elses shit they dumped on a floor. I just dont see the point in someone checking to make sure I'm wearing a hard hat and yellow vest inside a house I happen to be taping, or need a site agent to sign a sheet every time I want to use my own steps. However I have no problem wearing PPE once I leave the building.

    I'm my own health and safety operative. In an ideal world I want empty floors and no other tradesmen in the area Im working. I do my own risk assesment before I start and if its dangerous, I dont do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amestaper View Post
    Thats your opinion which youre entitled to. I know why H&S guys are there, Ive had an accident falling over someone elses shit they dumped on a floor. I just dont see the point in someone checking to make sure I'm wearing a hard hat and yellow vest inside a house I happen to be taping, or need a site agent to sign a sheet every time I want to use my own steps. However I have no problem wearing PPE once I leave the building.

    I'm my own health and safety operative. In an ideal world I want empty floors and no other tradesmen in the area Im working. I do my own risk assesment before I start and if its dangerous, I dont do it.
    I agree with the majority of yor reply -if only we can get a clear run!!!!!!!
    However the Work at Height Regulations cover the use of, in your case steps,and this requires, among other things, the suitability of the access equipment, the inspection procedures and the condition they are in etc. An arse covering excerise for the main contractor perhaps but equally important for us. The requirement to wear hard hats and hi-vis vests inside houses is in my opinion a load of bollocks.
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    still a lot of pish deck!!comon sense should get you home in one piece sounds like your reading h&s manual,noticed you still use hand sanding methods i reckon h&s should ban that way of sanding in favour of electric sander & vacuum that would be a healthier way to sand,what do you think.... oh and you should not go to work with a hangover

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deck View Post
    The requirement to wear hard hats and hi-vis vests inside houses is in my opinion a load of bollocks.
    And so are goggles and gloves. There is always an element of risk in any job and I accept that, but still dont do anything crazy. We all know what the best tool for reaching a 2.4 metre high ceiling height from the floor is, and unfortunately I cant use it now unless I sit my arse on it at teabreak.

    I last worked on a site in the UK over a year ago and I dont miss the shirt and tie routine and legal enforcement of it all. We live in a blame culture and theres never any accidents, its always someone elses fault which covers the main contractors arses.
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    fear not amestaper!!screwfix has a cracking alternative to a crate, a wee hop up like the ones oot the shops the wee wimen use to get to the top shelf...and you can also sit on it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_legend View Post
    still a lot of pish deck!!comon sense should get you home in one piece sounds like your reading h&s manual,noticed you still use hand sanding methods i reckon h&s should ban that way of sanding in favour of electric sander & vacuum that would be a healthier way to sand,what do you think.... oh and you should not go to work with a hangover
    Ha ha your right I will ditch the hand sanding-no chance, as I said, minimum of material left-minimum of sanding! I'm working tomorrow and I'm pissed just now however unfortunately some people leave their common sense at home when they go to work!
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