Today, CSkills Awards announced that the scheme rules have changed and the 6 month grace period for all certification has now been removed.
What does this mean for you?
Before, when your SMSTS, SSSTS certificates expired, you were given a 6 month grace period to be able to attend the Refresher course. After this 6 months you would need to sit the full course again.
The grace period for the Site Safety Plus scheme will be removed from 31st December 2015 to bring the scheme in line with other Cskills Awards products.
This means the Delegate must be made aware of the certificate expiry date and ensure they attend the refresher course prior to the end date on the certificate. Any Delegate that does not attend prior to the end date of their certificate will risk their right to attend a refresher course and will be required to attend the full course.
Therefore to allow time for this requirement to become embedded, Cskills Awards will continue the current process until 31 December 2015 after which date no registrations will be made that are beyond the end date of the certificate without formal appeal.
So please check your certificate and don’t let it run out.