Having the right knowledge and training is vital when you’re working in the fencing industry.
The Fencing Industry Skills Scheme/Construction Skills Certification Scheme (FISS/CSCS) helps you do just that as it offers a structure for skills development and progression through a card scheme.
It provides a strong recognised framework that consists of fencing training alongside health and safety awareness. Holding a card shows an employer that you are not only a great installer, but you understand the importance of keeping safe at work, know what to do if anything goes wrong and have a recognised qualification.
FISS/CSCS Card Aims
The scheme aims to:
Record workers in the fencing industry who have achieved a recognised level of competence
Raise health and safety standards to reduce risks and accidents
Encourage the use of skillled workers
Provide certification for UK workers which can be accepted throughout Europe
Help workers get employment via a recognised card scheme
Improve skills and competencies
How Will This Scheme Benefit You?
The scheme will enable you to:
Gain recognition for your skills, competences and qualifications
Improve your awareness of health and safety
Enhance your employment prospects
Different Cards for Different Skills
Once you’ve completed the relevant training and qualifications, you will be issued a card representative of your level of competence. As your skills progress, so does your card.
There are 6 different types of card, colour coded to represent your skill level. To find out more about the individual cards and what’s involved in obtaining them, click on the title below.
To have a look at some sample cards, click here.
We work alongside the Construction Skills Certification Scheme, Fencing Contractors Association and the Highways agency to administer and manage the scheme. For more information, please refer to our frequently asked questions.
You can download the full FISS/CSCS booklet with further information here.