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.