The Construction Skills Certification Scheme has updated its Smart Check app with more power to identify and report suspected fraudulent cards as well as the addition of a number of other card schemes in the app.

The move comes less than a month after the latest fraudulent card alert where a website was claiming to sell the CSCS site accreditation cards for cash with no exam or test .

Developed by the 38 schemes displaying the CSCS logo and launched earlier this year, CSCS Smart Check allows verification of over two million cards using a single app on smartphone or tablet.

Cards from all but four of the 38 card schemes displaying the CSCS logo can now be checked using the app whether using QR codes, Contactless technology, or manual input.

The app now includes improved functionality to report suspected fraudulent cards, providing employers with a quick, easy and secure way of identifying and then reporting fraudulently obtained cards.

CSCS head of communications Alan O’Neile said: “CSCS Smart Check is the most significant development to site entry processes in over 10 years.

“With these new updates, CSCS Smart Check cements its position as the perfect solution for construction sites that do not have sophisticated card checking apparatus such as turnstiles.”

CSCS Smart Check functions as a standalone application and remains incompatible with existing site entry systems such as turnstiles and desktop card readers.

The app is free and available to download from the App Store and Google Play. For more information and instructional videos on how to use CSCS Smart Check.

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