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Steeplejack skills card is insult to intelligence


Sir, I would like to respond to Suzi Nichol's letter 'Skills card vital for qualified workforce' (September 7) on CSCS cards for steeplejacks.

Having worked as a steeplejack for over 50 years on power stations, refineries and chemical plants in the UK, Europe and beyond, I believe some of us do understand what being trained, skilled and competent means. As to 'achieving' a CSCS work-at-height skills card, the test is an insult to the intelligence of our operatives.

I D Avey, Contracts manager H&A Height Services Middlesbrough, Cleveland