The FASET GSA 1, 2, 3 or 4 (General Site Assessment) is an assessment, not a course. Designed to measure the skill of already qualified individuals looking to renew their CSCS card for a further 5 years.
FASET GSA Assessment and CSCS Renewals
When to renew your CSCS Card?
The renewal of a CSCS Card has to be completed every 5 years, prior to or within 6 months of expiry. Consequently, the candidate has to prove their continuing competence. So successful candidates will be able to apply for a new CSCS Card valid for 5 years.
FASET GSA Assessment – Safety Netting (GSA1)
The FASET GSA Assessment for Safety Net Riggers to renew their expiring CSCS card. Candidates are assessed against set criteria. Subsequently, the assessment consists of a practical and verbal exam.
The practical exam has 13 elements that the candidate is measured against. All of the elements are safety-critical. As a result, the candidate must achieve a 100% pass mark on the practical exam. The verbal exam has 15 questions all of which relate directly to safety netting works. The candidate must achieve a 15/19 grade to pass the verbal exam.
What happens if I don’t pass?
Prepare yourself for the assessment by reading up current good practice and practising your skills then you will pass. Simply turning up and hoping for the best will likely lead to a fail. If you fail, follow the procedures below:
- Fail practical / both – Attend the FASET Riggers course (new certificate required). Re-take the GSA1 assessment.
- Fail theory – Attend the FASET SNfM course (certificate required). Re-take the GSA1 questions.
GSA2 Assessment – Edge Protection
The FASET GSA Assessment for Edge Protection has been recinded. Renewal is by re-sitting the Edge Protection course.
GSA3 Assessment – Stair Towers
The FASET GSA Assessment for Stair Towers has been recinded. Renewal is by re-sitting the Stair Tower course.
GSA Assessment – Platform Decking (GSA4)
The FASET GSA Assessment for Platform Installers allows installers to renew their CSCS card prior to expiry. Individuals are evaluated on set criteria. Consequently, there are verbal and practical exams that must be completed.
The practical exam has 12 elements the candidate is measured against. All of the elements are safety-critical. As a result, the candidate must achieve a 100% pass mark on the practical exam. The verbal exam has 12 questions all of which relate directly to platform decking works. The candidate must achieve a 10/12 grade to pass the verbal exam.
If I fail, what do I need to do?
- Fail practical and/or theory – Attend the FASET Platform Installer course (new certificate required). Re-take the GSA4 assessment.
Unlike the other GSA assessments, the GSA4 is specific to the platform decking system endorsed on the back of the CSCS card. Subsequently, a card with multiple endorsements will require assessment for each system endorsed.
Assessments run for 3-4 hours and are for up to 4 candidates. 4 in a morning session and 4 in an afternoon session. The assessment is at our centre or on-site.
Candidates will receive a FASET Reference number and refreshments.
For more information about this course including upcoming course dates and bookings, contact our training team.