What is CPCS?
The Construction Plant Competency Scheme (CPCS) is the largest and most highly recognised card scheme for the plant industry. More than 280,000 individuals carry the card and it is required to be able to operate on most major contractors sites in the UK
The usual process for operators to enter the scheme is by first gaining a (Red)Trained Operator Card, then progressing to the (Blue) Competent Operator Card. Once the operator has the (Blue) Competent Card, they can renew it every 5 years.
Step 2 - Training
Step 5 - Level 2 Plant Operator NVQ
The CPCS (Blue) Competent Operator Card lets you work on site for 5 years until it needs to be renewed. It proves that you are competent on the machine.
When you are given your first Blue card you will also receive a log book. Over the 5 years you should log the hours that you have been working with the machine.
Step 6 - CPCS (Blue) Competent Operator Card
Step 7 - Renew Your Card
This description of the CPCS Scheme process is a brief outline of what you need to do. Further details of the CPCS Scheme can be found on the CPCS website, or within the CPCS Scheme Booklet for Operators.