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Indian national jailed after CPCS and CSCS fraud

1 November 2016 - CPCS, CSCS card fraud, CSCS cards - admin - Comments Off on Indian national jailed after CPCS and CSCS fraud

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A Luton man has been jailed for 18 months and recommended for deportation for illegally working in the UK and falsely obtaining construction skills certification cards, following a Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) investigation. 34-year-old Indian national, Manjit Multani, paid someone to sit the health and safety tests required to obtain the Construction Skills Certification […]

Father and sons jailed after illegal workers CSCS fraud

2 June 2016 - CSCS card fraud - admin - Comments Off on Father and sons jailed after illegal workers CSCS fraud

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The men were found to have conspired to supply over CSCS cards to 180 illegal construction workers and other documents, so they could work on construction sites throughout the UK have been jailed for a total of 17-and-a-half years. The Construction Industry Training Board helped secure convictions against Baljit Rai, 55, and his two sons, […]

Woman director caught using multiple fake CSCS cards on construction site

27 April 2016 - CSCS card fraud - admin - Comments Off on Woman director caught using multiple fake CSCS cards on construction site

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Nationaltradesmen.co.uk has reported on a number of stories involving fake CSCS cards and now the CITB have employed a former Superintendent, Ian Sidney, to find and investigate the rising fraud involving CSCS cards and the dodgy test centers we have also reported on. Earlier this month, in his current role as CITB’s Fraud Investigator, Ian and […]

4615 CSCS cards revoked in CITB clampdown

24 January 2016 - CITB, CSCS card fraud - admin - 4 Comments

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Thousands of CSCS cards are being revoked because of the test centers they were taken at, the susspect five test centers have since had there licences revoked. CITB has confirmed that  4615 cards have been revoked following an investigation by news night after fraudulent activity was highlighted at certain centres as reported here by nationaltradesmen.. Those […]

71% of construction deaths in London were migrants in 2015

21 January 2016 - CSCS card fraud - admin - Comments Off on 71% of construction deaths in London were migrants in 2015

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UCATT reveals that 71% of construction deaths are migrant workers and has urged the HSE to do something about the deaths and has called for reform is in the CSCS health and safety test. Nationaltradesmen.co.uk reported last year on the rise of the fake CSCS cards and the test centers where the tests were Rigged it is suspected […]

6,000 workers informed they must retake CSCS test

10 November 2015 - CITB, CPCS, CSCS card fraud - admin - 2 Comments

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  The CITB has confirmed that six thousand workers will need to retake the test as part of its ongoing campaign to crackdown on skills card cheats after cheating was outlined by the news night report aired last month. Problems with institutionalized cheating were found outlast month which showed candidates being offered test answers for […]

CITB to regularly audit CSCS centers to tackle card fraud

4 November 2015 - CITB, CSCS card fraud - admin - Comments Off on CITB to regularly audit CSCS centers to tackle card fraud

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Last week’s Newsnight put the issue of card fraud in the construction industry under the spotlight. As an ex-police superintendent who now heads up the CITB’s fraud investigation team, I watched the piece with interest. Interest, but not surprise. Because all of the internet testing centres their journalists identified were known to us. And all […]

UCATT calls for CSCS revamp because of latest scandals

28 October 2015 - CSCS card fraud - admin - Comments Off on UCATT calls for CSCS revamp because of latest scandals

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Following the recent media stories about rogue companies issuing fraudulent CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) cards, UCATT is calling for a clearer, better approach. In order to ensure safety on construction sites. The CSCS cards are an industry standard for basic health and safety competence in the construction industry. Despite the recent media expose, UCATT […]

CITB release statement on CSCS card fraud

22 October 2015 - CSCS card fraud - admin - Comments Off on CITB release statement on CSCS card fraud

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CITB statement regarding card fraud in the construction industry. Carl Rhymer, Delivery and Customer Engagement Director at the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), said: “We know card fraud poses a serious threat to the UK construction industry and we are tackling this head-on. “In July 2014, CITB’s Executive Team doubled our spend on fraud investigations, […]

CSCS centers rigging tests for cash

21 October 2015 - CSCS card fraud - admin - Comments Off on CSCS centers rigging tests for cash

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  Tests are carried out at a string of 544 centers authorised by the CITB have found that some centers have been rigging CSCS tests. Some CSCS test centers have been offering guaranteed passes to health and safety tests which are a basic requirement to go on building sites. A joint BBC London/Newsnight investigation found […]


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