The Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS) was created from a need of construction and allied employers requiring recognition of competence for their plant and machinery operators.
The original CTA Scheme itself was adopted by industry as the standard bearer. Its purpose was to provide a safe operating skills and site safety knowledge through training and was a leading player in adopting the Health and Safety Test.
Most sites (especially larger ones) require workers to hold a recognised CPCS operator qualification.
Please note you must have a current Health & Safety test (within the last 2 years) to be able to sit the tests.
This course will include half a day's practical training and then the CPCS technical tests which are split into two parts:
Theory & Practical Training
Is a professional discussion on a one to one basis. The CPCS Tester will read out a question and you must respond correctly. The pass mark is 80% and the duration of this test is 1 hour 15 minutes (maximum).
Is the practical element of the test. The test centre will supply the equipment and the training area, which will meet the CPCS criteria. You will be given instructions by the CPCS tester and you have 2 hours 15 minutes (maximum) to complete the practical test.