A number of fraudulent CCDO cards have been discovered at a printing company in England. There is currently no evidence that the cards are being used on site, but the National Federation of Demolition Contractors (NFDC) is warning demolition contractors to be extra stringent with their on-site checks.
Howard Button CEO of the National Federation of Demolition Contractors, said, “The NFDC were recently asked to verify the authenticity of a number of cards, which were later discovered to be counterfeit. Managers need to be extra careful checking the details of operators at induction, and ongoing spot checks are highly recommended.
“The problem of fake cards is easily overcome by the use of the CCDO Smart Card Scheme, which with a single scan can verify the validity of the operator’s qualifications. All cards issued from January 2017 can be immediately verified on site using the Go Smart card reading system by site managers. In addition, the NFDC and its training company the National Demolition Training Group has now launched the first ‘Virtual’ Card, whereby the operator’s details are stored on an app, which is checked in much the same way, but it negates the need for a physical card. This effectively puts the fraudsters out of business.”