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What is the CCNSG Safety Passport Course by ECITB?

The nationally accredited CCNSG Safety Passport course and the scheme are designed to enable contractors to improve health, safety, and environmental awareness while at work on site. The Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) accredited passport will also benefit your company by reducing accident rates and incident-related costs while putting a stop to repetitive health and safety inductions.

A Recognised Site Safety Passport & Qualification

The CCNSG Safety Passport course results in attendees acquiring a nationally recognised site safety passport and qualification. Many companies insist on personnel holding the recognised passport before allowing them access to a site or premises. The training provides basic knowledge of health and safety and complements on-site induction, enabling employees to work more safely and with lower risk to themselves and others.

This passport which was previously known as the SCATS card is valid for three years, after this period the renewal consists of a 1-day CCNSG Safety Passport Renewal. The CCNSG training scheme meets the statutory requirements of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

It’s important to make a note of the expiry date once your ECITB passport arrives to avoid having to retake this 2-day course once the passport has expired.

CCNSG Safety Passport Course Content

By the end of the CCNSG Safety Passport course, delegates should be able to:

  • explain Health and Safety law and permits to work
  • outline safe working practices relating to scaffolding
  • outline safe working practices for access and exiting
  • describe the accident and first aid procedures
  • explain fire precautions and procedures
  • define COSHH and personal protective equipment
  • explain the theories of Manual Handling
  • outline noise procedures and practices
  • define the regulations for work with cranes and heavy equipment
  • outline the excavations procedures and practices


The CCNSG course lasts for two days.


At the end of the training, all candidates will be assessed with multiple choice question papers. In order to pass the candidates will need to achieve 80% on each paper.

ECITB CCNSG Safety Passport

If you pass the CCNSG Safety Passport course, you will be awarded a safety passport from the ECITB. It takes approximately three days for your passport to arrive, although you will be provided with a temporary passport at the end of the training. The temporary passport can be used as evidence of your skills and training in health and safety for a period of up to six weeks.

What are the Entry Requirements?

There is no prior learning required, however, delegates must have a good understanding of the verbal and written English language.

  • National Insurance Number
  • Photo Identification

Further Studying

If you would like to study further, you can attend the additional one-day CCNSG Leading a Team Safely. In order to be accepted on to the course you must already hold a current and valid CCNSG Safety Passport.

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