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 Duration : 2:20 hours
Awarding Body: Construction Skills
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 differing types of lifting equipment and lifting accessories, basic construction, uses and applications, characteristics and terminology • Conform with manufacturer's requirements as per technical data, other types of information source and relevant regulations and legislation • Interpret and extract information on all relevant documentation • Undertake all pre-use checks on non-specialist lifting accessories and identify non-serviceable items • Explain procedure for placing non-serviceable items out-of-service • Identify centres of gravity and estimate weights of loads • Prepare and ready the area of operation • Choose the relevant lifting accessory for a given load • Explain action required for hazards, underground and overhead services • Secure various types of load to a lifting hook using the relevant lifting accessory and procedures • Ensure load balance, security and integrity • Direct and guide the movement of loads to different types of location • Accurately place loads • Arrange, use and comply with communication procedures • Maintain safe working situations • Carry out out-of-service and securing procedures
The course either has new dates in data loading, or is only run as a dedicated or In Company course.