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CPCS A Skills Card for the Plant Industry www.cskills.org/cpcs. Brian Pells CPCS Assistant Product Manager. FORMAT. Items covered:. CPCS Management Consultation New Scheme ConstructionSkills Plant Grants. What is CPCS?. Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS)

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CPCSA Skills Card for the Plant Industrywww.cskills.org/cpcs

Brian Pells

CPCS Assistant Product Manager


FORMAT

Items covered:

  • CPCS

  • Management

  • Consultation

  • New Scheme

  • ConstructionSkills Plant Grants


What is CPCS?

  • Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS)

    is a card scheme to prove the skills of plant

    operators

  • CPCS is the largest and most highly recognised

    Card scheme for the plant industry

  • It helps to prove worker’s operating skills and

    health and safety awareness

  • CPCS provides a single skills card for the plant

    sector of the construction industry


MANAGED

  • Managed by Employers:

    • Construction Plant-Hire Association (CPA)

    • Construction Confederation (CC)

    • Federation of Piling Specialists (FPS)

    • National Federation Demolition Contractors (NFDC)

    • Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA)

    • Association of Lorry Loader Manufacturers and Importers (ALLMI), Epic Ltd

    • FMB, Lantra Awards, Unions and the HSE

  • Accepted by Major Contractors Group (MCG)

    and Major Home Builders Group (MHBG)


Consultation


CONSULTATION

  • Intense period of consultation in 2007

  • Industry and Training Provider Meetings

  • Mailed over 11,000 employers

  • Consulted directly with federations and associations

  • Received direct feedback from individuals and companies representing over 44,000 employees


New Scheme


NEW SCHEME:Overview

Retention of:

  • ConstructionSkills Health & Safety Test

  • S/NVQ

  • CPCS Logbook

  • Operator cards

    Introduction of:

  • CPCS Test Centres

  • CPCS Testers/Trainers

  • CPCS Technical Tests


NEW SCHEME:Underpinning Principles

  • Independent assessment of operating ability and underpinning knowledge at entry into the Scheme and at the point of renewal

  • Separation of testing and training

  • Training tailored to meet individual requirements against a training syllabus and delivered through a variety of channels

  • Competence


NEW SCHEME:


NEW SCHEME: CPCS Technical Test

A new core element:

  • Supported by a training syllabus

  • Two component parts

    • CPCS Theory Test

    • CPCS Practical Test

      The S/NVQ will only need to be passed once

      for a family of categories


NEW SCHEME: Competence Card Renewals

  • Underpinned by the principle of independent assessment of on-going competence against national standards

  • Health and Safety Test

  • Practical ability demonstrated through:

    - logbook hours,

    - On-Site Assessment or CPCS Practical Test

  • Renewal Theory Test to be taken to support all Competence card renewals from 1 January 2009


NEW SCHEME: How will it be delivered?

  • CPCS Test Centres offering a complete package of services from accredited CPCS Test Sites:

    • Deliver/arrange Health & Safety Tests

    • Deliver CPCS Technical Tests

    • Deliver/arrange S/NVQ Level 2 Plant Operations

  • CPCS Testers working through CPCS Test Centres.

  • CPCS Trainers accredited as appropriately qualified to train operators.

  • CPCS Monitors assuring the quality of the Tests


OPERATOR ROUTES THROUGH THE NEW SCHEME:Moving directly to a Competence card

An operator will be required to:

  • Pass the Health & Safety Test

  • Pass the CPCS Theory Test

  • Pass the CPCS Practical Test

  • Have the relevant S/NVQ/Units


OPERATOR ROUTES THROUGH THE NEW SCHEME: Working towards a Trained operator card

An operator will be required to:

  • Carry out any necessary training

  • Pass the Health & Safety Test

  • Pass CPCS Theory Test

  • Pass CPCS Practical Test


OPERATOR ROUTES THROUGH THE NEW SCHEME: Moving from a Trained operator card to a Competence card

An operator will be required to:

Pass the relevant S/NVQ and any additional units appropriate to the category of plant required, within the

2 year life of the card.


NEW SCHEME Logbook:

The Logbook rules:

  • Issued once with 1st Competence card only

  • All entries of operating hours to be fully endorsed and traceable

  • From 1st Jan to be independently validated and quality assured

The format of the Logbook has been updated:

  • Reduced in size.

  • Ring-binder to enable additional pages to be inserted.

  • Tabs to enable operating hours for each category to be clearly separated.


NEW SCHEME:Operator Cards


NEW SCHEME: Costs

CPCS Technical Test Fees

  • CPCS Theory Test Notification Fee £25

  • CPCS Practical Test Notification Fee £25

  • Additional fees for Advanced Technical Tests, Appointed Persons Tests and Out of Hours Tests are applicable


CITB-ConstructionSkills

Grants


CITB-ConstructionSkills Plant Grants 2008 - 2009CPCS Technical Test – Theory Element

  • Theory Test - £100

  • An employer can (if eligible) claim for up to two

  • Standard or Advanced Theory Tests per individual

  • in each CITB-ConstructionSkills Grants scheme

  • year.


CITB-ConstructionSkills Plant Grants 2008 - 2009CPCS Technical Test – Practical Element

Group A

  • Practical Test - £725 (360 Excavator)

    Group B

  • Practical Test - £425 (Forward Tipping Dumber)

    Group C

  • Practical Test - £325 (Ride on Roller)

    An employer can (if eligible) claim for up to two

    Standard or Advanced Practical Tests

    per individual in each CITB-ConstructionSkills

    Grants scheme year.


CITB-ConstructionSkills Grants 2008 -2009Training and Development Plan

  • £10 per employee, for producing your Plan based on the number of employees declared in your 2008 Levy Return.

  • There is a £500 minimum payment for each employer.

  • £27.50 per person per day.


CITB-ConstructionSkills GrantsShort Duration off-the-job Training

  • Attendance on plant training necessary to prepare an operator for the CPCS Technical (Theory and Practical) Test. £35 per day per person for each day of training lasting for a minimum of six hours training per day.


CITB-ConstructionSkills Grants 2008 - 2009

  • Health & Safety Test Grant £17.50

  • S/NVQ Achievement grant of £500

  • OSAT £100 Action Plan plus above S/NVQ grant

    An employer will receive an additional 25%

    supplementary payment automatically if eligible

    and certain application conditions are met.


Further information

www.cskills.org/grant

www.cskills.org/cpcs

O844 815 7274


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