FASET GSA Assessment / CSCS Renewals

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.

WHEN TO RENEW?

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 12 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 12 questions all of which relate directly to safety netting works. The candidate must achieve a 10/12 grade to pass the verbal exam.

FASET GSA Assessment / CSCS Renewals

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.

WHEN TO RENEW?

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 12 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 12 questions all of which relate directly to safety netting works. The candidate must achieve a 10/12 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) Redo the GSA1 assessment.
  • Fail Theory – Attend the FASET SNfM course (certificate required)Redo the GSA1 questions

GSA2 ASSESSMENT – EDGE PROTECTION

The FASET GSA assessment for Edge Protection enables installers to renew their expiring CSCS card. Candidates are measured against set criteria. Subsequently, the assessment consists of a practical and verbal exam.

The practical exam has 14 elements that a 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 10 questions all of which relate directly to Edge Protection works. The candidate must achieve a 8/10 grade to pass the verbal exam.

What happens if I Fail?

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 procedure below.

  • Fail Practical and / or Theory – Attend the FASET Edge Protection course (new certificate required) Redo the GSA2 assessment.

GSA3 ASSESSMENT – STAIR TOWER

The FASET GSA assessment for Stair Towers enables installers to renew their expiring CSCS card. Candidates are measured against set criteria. Subsequently, the assessment consists of a practical and verbal exam.

The practical exam has 12 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 17 questions all of which relate directly to Stair Tower works. The candidate must achieve a 15/17 grade to pass the verbal exam.

If I fail, what happens next?

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 procedure below.

  • Fail Practical and / or Theory – Attend the FASET Stair Tower course (new certificate required) Redo the GSA3 assessment.

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) Redo 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 onsite.

Candidates will receive a FASET Reference number and refreshments.

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