CPCS Red Trained Operator Card leading to NVQ/Blue Card
The Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS) is a card scheme designed to prove the skills of plant operators.
As a CITB approved CPCS Test Centre we offer a novice course for those with no experience at our specialised CPCS test centre in Bickenhill. On the last day of this course the Technical Tests - Practical & Theory - are undertaken and upon successful completion you will be awarded with a CPCS Red Trained Operators Card.
We also offer just the Tests - Practical & Theory (2 hours) - for experienced workers, again undertaken at our CPCS test centre in Bickenhill.
Requirements for Test - A valid Health & Safety Touchscreen Test (within last 2 years) & relevant practical experience (or undertaken our Novice Course) and theory knowledge (Revision Material handed out at booking).
After receiving your CPCS Red Card you will then have 2 years to complete a level 2 NVQ after which you'll be issued with a CPCS Blue Competent Operators Card. We also offer the NVQ and can possibly provide funding.
Test Contents Outline: - Describe the nature of the sector of industry and their role and responsibilities as a plant operator - Name and explain the purpose of principal components, the basic construction, controls and terminology - Conform with manufacturer's requirements as per the operator's handbook, other types of information source and relevant regulations and legislation - Undertake all pre-use checks - Configure and ready for travel (site and highway) - Travel over rough, undulating ground, steep inclines and level surfaces - loaded and unloaded - Manoeuvre in confined spaces whilst carrying loads - Ensure the suitability of the tipping and loading area - Explain actions required for hazards, underground and overhead services - Position to receive loads - Comply with loading procedures - Ensure load integrity and security - Transfer loads to different locations - Discharge loads into trenches and over edges - Maintain safe and tidy working areas - Carry out shut down and security procedures - Explain the loading and unloading procedures for machine transporting
The course either has new dates in data loading, or is only run as a dedicated or In Company course.