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About the CCDO Card

CCDO CardsThe CCDO card, or the Certificate of Competence for Demolition Operatives card, is one of the CSCS Affiliate cards designed for construction workers employed in the Demolition sector. The CCDO card is the demolition worker’s equivalent of the CSCS card and it comes with all the same benefits and holds equal significance within the construction industry.

The CCDO card scheme assesses the competence of an individual working in the demolition sector by recognising the skills they have gained through a combination of training, knowledge and on site experience.

The type of CCDO card a candidate is eligible for will depend upon their construction occupation, construction qualifications and on site experience.

As with all CSCS cards and Affiliate card schemes, candidates will be required to sit the CSCS Health and Safety Test. A CCDO card applicant is most likely to take the National Demolition Training Group CSCS Test.

Different Types of CCDO Cards

Just like its CSCS counterpart the CCDO card has many different levels, the types of CCDO card include:

• Green Demolition Site Operative CCDO Card
• Red Demolition Operative (Labourer) CCDO Card
• Red Reclamation and Salvage Operative CCDO Card
• Blue Demolition Experienced Worker CCDO Card
• Blue Demolition Operative (Mattockman) CCDO Card
• Blue Demolition Operative (Topman) CCDO Card
• Gold Demolition Supervisor CCDO Card

CCDO Card Requirements

All candidates applying for a CCDO card must pass the relevant CSCS Health and Safety Test, must hold a construction NVQ relating to Demolition or undertake the Demolition Industry Assessment Route, and must have attended a Demolition Safety or Asbestos Safety Awareness Course.

Green CCDO CardGreen Demolition Site Operative CCDO Card – The Green CCDO card is designed for new entrants to the Demolition sector or trainees. The Green card is non-renewable and only permits cardholders to carry out basic site duties.

Candidates holding the Green CCDO card must proceed with a construction NVQ or must pursue an Industry Assessment Route in order to continue their career in demolition and acquire a renewable CCDO card.

Red CCDO CardRed Demolition Operative Labourer CCDO Card – This card is designed for Industry Assessed Operatives with a minimum of 12 months on site experience in demolition. The Red Demolition Operative CCDO card allows card holders to carry out reclamation and salvage duties on site as well as undertaking general demolition duties, however cardholders must work alongside an experienced operative at all times.

This card is valid for 5 years and is renewable upon application.

Red CCDO CardRed Reclamation and Salvage Operative CCDO Card – This card is similar to the Red Demolition Operative Card but the main difference is that holders of the Red Reclamation and Savage Operative CCDO Card are limited to carrying out work that relates only to the removal of salvageable materials on site. This card is valid for 5 years and is renewable upon application.

Blue CCDO CardBlue Demolition Experienced Worker CCDO Card – The Blue Experienced Worker CCDO card is aimed at workers who have a minimum of 24 months on site experience in demolition. Holders of the Blue Experienced Worker CCDO card can carry out demolition labourer duties, reclamation duties and salvage duties on site.

However, this card is only valid for 3 years and is non-renewable so candidates holding this card must proceed with a construction NVQ before the card expires to ensure that they can continue their career in demolition and acquire a renewable CCDO card.

Blue CCDO CardBlue Demolition Operative (Mattockman) CCDO Card – Candidates who hold a construction NVQ Level 2 in Demolition (having completed all the compulsory units) and have at least 24 months on site experience in demolition can apply for the Blue Demolition Operative (Mattockman) CCDO Card.

This card indicates that the cardholder possesses adequate knowledge of demolition and can carry out demolition labourer duties, reclamation duties, salvage duties and general demolition duties. This card is valid for 5 years and is renewable upon application.

Blue CCDO CardBlue Demolition Operative (Topman) CCDO Card – Candidates who hold a construction NVQ Level 2 in Demolition (having completed all the units including the compulsory ones and all the optional ones) and have at least 24 months on site experience in demolition can apply for the Blue Demolition Operative (Topman) CCDO Card.

Alternatively, Experienced Workers who have achieved over 80% in their Industry Assessment Route may also qualify for this card. This card indicates that the cardholder possesses adequate knowledge of demolition and can carry out demolition labourer duties, reclamation duties, salvage duties and advanced demolition duties. This card is valid for 5 years and is renewable upon application.

Gold CCDO CardGold Demolition Supervisor CCDO Card – The Gold CCDO card is designed for demolition workers who possess a high level of industry knowledge, hold a construction NVQ Level 3 in Demolition and have 5 years experience on site. The Gold CCDO card allows the cardholder to supervise demolition work and run demolition tasks.

Unlike the other CCDO cards, the Supervisor card also requires candidates to attend a Supervisor Course and sit the CSCS Supervisor Health and Safety Test. This card is valid for 5 years and is renewable upon application.

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