Skills Card Test Cheats Jailed
Two men have been jailed for a total of 18 months for taking health and safety tests on behalf of other construction workers to gain skills cards.
Gurpreet Singh and Parampreet Singh were both convicted last week after pleading guilty at Luton Crown Court, and sentenced to nine months each in prison.
CITB-ConstructionSkills’ product delivery manager Chris Little, said that staff at the test centre in Luton, Bedfordshire discovered the fraud after realising the men had taken multiple tests using different identifications passes which bore their own photographs.
CITB-ConstructionSkills Chief Executive Mark Farrar commented on the case saying, “Proxy testing is self-defeating because it both endangers the lives of the people who solicit it and their colleagues on construction sites. Both men are foreign nationals and will be deported once they have served their sentence.”