CPCS Training Courses

Construction sites can be notoriously hazardous; from scaffolding collapsing, electrical issues and equipment failure to personal injuries and unsteady surfaces, having the correct qualifications and training is the safest way for you and your team to feel confident and safeguarded on the job.

When it comes to ensuring the employers, staff and industry officials that your plant operations, whether good or bad, have been identified and highlighted, these vital skills, competencies and qualifications can enable a better and safer workplace. CPCS Training provides a focus and importance on health and safety in an on-site situation, ensuring standards are met and regulations are adhered to.

Crane Training Courses

What exactly is CPCS?

Construction Plant Competence Scheme or CPCS works by the trainee gaining qualification cards. There are a variety of accredited courses that can be taken under the CPCS umbrella and each card that is completed provides the individual with additional skills to build their skill set, increase their wages and achieve a recognised level of capability and competences when applying for new roles.

Getting A Card

Card qualifications vary from Crane Supervisor, Excavator Handling (various weights and sizes) and Tower Cranes, to Wheeled Shovel and Dump Truck manoeuvring. Depending on the course, you will be given information on the duration of the course, costs and mandatory entry requirements to ensure you can complete the course successfully. Generally, each course consists of a combination of theoretical and practical teachings, exercises and examinations.

With over 60 categories for plant occupational cards available, this scheme is great for anyone wishing to enter into the industry or increase their qualifications.

The trained operator card, also known as the red card, is stage 1 of the CPCS process, valid for 2 years only. After that, the competent operator card, also known as the blue card, is valid for five years and is renewable at this next stage; this tends to be the most sought-after card. Remaining in the scheme requires a consistent stream of courses to be taken, proving you with up to date on training, rules and regulations,