Up until autumn 2015 I carried out ecological supervision works on construction sites without a CSCS card – I attended site safety inductions, was supervised on site by a registered and competent person, and the works were carried out with no further ado.
However, for a new infrastructure project that I will hopefully be working on during 2016, we were required to be CSCS card registered. I and two other ecologists attended a one day ROLO health and safety course and completed the CSCS health, safety, and environment test for managers and professionals, and duly passed.
As members of CIEEM, our cards are a professionally qualified persons card; grey if you are a full member of CIEEM and a red graduate if you are associate or lower, which is the one I now have. As I will be applying for full CIEEM membership at the end of this year I will then be able to apply for the grey professionally qualified persons card.