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 which allows you to operate on site for 2 years. You should then progress to the (Blue) Competent Operator Card which can be renewed every 5 years.
Step 2 - Training
Step 3 - CPCS Technical Test
Step 4 - CPCS (Red) Trained Operator 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.