The Demolition Approved CCDO Smart Card Scheme

Make sure you've got the right CCDO card for the job!

This page gives a guide to CCDO Cards available to the demolition industry, detailing the qualifications and experience required, along with examples of the card designs. For more information on the CCDO Virtual Smart Card Scheme please visit the NDTG website, or check out the FAQ on the Vircarda website.

Demolition Site Visitor Card

The Demolition Site Visitor card is intended for those individuals with no specific demolition skills or functions, but nonetheless need to visit demolition sites e.g. Plant Fitters and Safety Auditors.

Demolition Labourer Card

General labouring duties under supervision, as directed by a Chargehand or above.

Demolition Apprentice Card

Card issued at the start of an approved training course programme, valid for two years with the Demolition and Refurbishment Operative card issued on successful completion. A level 2 NVQ is included within the course.

Trained Operative Demolition and Refurbishment Operative Card

For demolition operatives that have held a Demolition Labourers card with 2 years demolition industry experience. Supervised duties: mobile work tools, non-structural hot works and segregate materials for recycling.

Demolition and Refurbishment Operative Card

For demolition operatives that have either completed the Apprenticeship Course or hold a Trained Operative Demolition and Refurbishment Operative card, and are now looking to achieve the Level 2 Demolition NVQ.

Trained Operative Demolition Topman Card

Operatives must hold a full Demolition and Refurbishment Operative card (direct entry if operative has a minimum of 5 years industry experience). Supervised duties: demolition including structural elements, operation of work tools, implementation of work and reporting variations to RAMS, interpretation of drawings/instructions and structural hot works.

Demolition Topman Card

Demolition operatives must hold the Trained Operative Demolition Topman card, and are now looking to achieve the Level 2 Demolition NVQ.

Trained Operative Demolition Chargehand Card

Operatives must hold the full Demolition Topman card (NVQ achieved). Direct entry if operative has a minimum of 5 years industry experience. Duties: Ensuring work is carried out in accordance with RAMS, reporting to site supervisor, delivering tool box talks, team leader directing and working alongside operatives, preparation and delivery of site inductions.

Demolition Chargehand Card

Operatives must hold the Trained Operative Demolition Chargehand card, and are now looking to achieve the Level 3 Demolition NVQ.

Trained Operative Demolition Supervisor Card

Must hold a full Demolition Chargehand Card (NVQ achieved). Direct entry if operative has a minimum of 5 years industry experience. Duties: Responsible for demolition operations on site, regular communication and liaison with work team, implementation and revision of RAMS, resident liaison, preparation and delivery of site induction and task briefings, reporting to management, implementation of HSQE systems and tool box talk preparation and delivery.

Demolition Supervisor Card

Must have attended the 5 day Demolition Supervisors Course and are looking to achieve the Level 4 Demolition NVQ.

Trained Operative Demolition Manager Card

Must hold a full Demolition Supervisor Card (NVQ achieved). Direct entry with a minimum of 5 years industry experience. Duties: Liaison with client's team and work team, preparation, review and implementation of RAMS, liaise with surveyors, engineers, other trades and third party stakeholders, regular communication with supervisors and implementation of HSQE systems.

Demolition Manager Card

Must hold the Trained Operative Demolition Manager card and are looking to achieve the Level 6 Demolition NVQ.

NDTG Approved Trainer Card

To deliver NDTG approved training and testing for the demolition sector.

Why is the CCDO Scheme Going Smart?

Demolition / Construction Site Managers request that workers hold the relevant CCDO card before being allowed access to site to carry out demolition related activities.

The CCDO scheme's use of Smart Cards aims to provide the following benefits:

  • Adopting Smart Cards will help improve health and safety on site by ensuring that operatives have the appropriate experience, skills and qualifications to carry out the role they are employed to do, whilst at the same time help to reduce and eliminate the possibility of fraudulent cards being used to access sites.
  • Smart Card use greatly simplifies and speeds up the task of checking cards required of site managers at the point of access to site by means of a simple and easy to use App via a smartphone, tablet or card reader attached to a PC / Laptop.
  • If you are a self-employed operative, you can use the CCDO Smart Card to keep training records and certifications up to date.

All CCDO scheme Smart Cards are affiliated to the pan-industry Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) and carry the affiliation logo accordingly, therefore eliminating the requirement for separate or additional CSCS registration.