CPCS Cards and Testing
The CPCS test consists of a professional one-to-one theoretical exam, followed by a practical examination. The theory exam will be recorded by approved testers and the CPCS practical test could also be video recorded, if required. These tests can be randomly monitored to ensure quality and standards remain to those expected. Both parts will assess competency in operating plant machinery.
The majority of CPCS testing must be completed at an approved CPCS test centres, unless it is an off centre category (see training guidance for on/off centre categories), but we are also able to come to site for certain categories that are off centre.
Why have a CPCS card?
Gradually, customers and employers are asking evidence of competence from all operatives on their construction sites. The CPCS card shows employers that the abilities and practical knowledge to do the job successfully are present. Indeed, countless sites will not let you operate machinery without the card.
The card scheme certainly assists employers, as well. They can be assured that the workers on their site have the credentials and knowledge to do an excellent job. It also means their sites will be safer since everybody has an awareness of the health and safety matters.
- CPCS cards encourage best practice in the construction sector and display you’re health and safety conscious.
- It illustrates you own the practical know-how to operate effectively and, as well as your log book.
- Having the card can greatly improve your chances on getting work on construction sites.
Call us today to discuss which CPCS training requirements you have. We provide a wide range of courses which ensure that construction workers are able to have the experience they need to work efficiently in the workplace. From CPCS training to a wide range of other courses; we will provide the courses you need.
How is CPCS assessed?
The CPCS test entails a specialised, theoretical examination, and then a practical exam.
The theory exam is logged by a tester and the CPCS practical can be filmed, if necessary. These exams can be arbitrarily observed to safeguard quality and standards endure to those anticipated. Both tests will measure ability in operating plant equipment.
Most CPCS testing must be accomplished at a registered CPCS test centre, but testers can also arrange to come to the site for some categories that happen to be off centre.
Most centres can operate many tests per day, subject to the course category. This means sending groups of workers in one go is not problematic and if operatives need to complete several categories in a single day, then that is achievable too.