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Aims and benefits of CPCS

CPCS has a variety of aims from education to qualifications.

CPCS aims to: 

  • provide identification for plant operators and those involved with plant operations by recognising skills, knowledge and understanding, competence and qualifications

  • raise health, safety and environment standards through a programme of Health, safety and environment testing to prove workers have met minimum standards

  • provide standards of learning and assessment to equip individuals with relevant skills and knowledge to seek employment within the industry

  • provide or improve employment prospects for individuals and experienced operators

  • keep a record of workers in the construction and allied industries who have achieved a recognised level of operating ability and competence, and to provide a means of identification

  • be self-financing; with any surplus funds being used for the benefit of the construction industry

  • encourage construction and allied employers to use certificated and competent plant operators

  • provide certification for UK workers that could be accepted in Europe through agreements with other European national schemes to mutually recognise qualifications.

Trained Operator Card Competent Operator Card Tester Card