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CPCS Renewal Test

To renew your CPCS Competant Operator Card, you must meet the following requirements: Pass the relevant CITB Health, safety and environment test Pass the CPCS Renewal Test for each category or group of categories held Demonstrate on-going practical operating experience through a choice of routes: Logbook On-Site Assessment, CPCS Practical Test, SVQ or NVQ to hold a valid CPCS Competent Operator Card.

CPCS scheme

CPCS Scheme

Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS) – 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 workers’ operating skills and health and safety awareness.

citb health & safety

Health & Safety Environment Test

The HS&E test is made up of 50 questions covering five core knowledge areas:

  • Legal and Management
  • Health and Welfare
  • General Safety
  • High risk activities
  • Environment

Candidates have 45 minutes to answer the 50 questions, to pass you will need 45/50. This will confirm the candidate’s understanding of Health, Safety and Environmental issues, and how to behave safely on-site.



Provides an extensive range of training courses, products and services designed specifically to meet the identified needs of the extractive and mineral processing industries. (Quarries)

D Wardle

D Wardle (Plant) Ltd

Our highly experienced work force are fully trained in every aspect of their jobs, including health and safety. All plant operators and service engineers are fully qualified and comprehensively certificated. Everyone in the company, at whatever level, benefits from the extensive experience and expertise of our management team.


Cheetham Hill Construction Ltd

Cheetham Hill Construction Ltd is an established and experienced civil engineering, building and equipment hire contractor based in Bury, Lancashire.

Formed in 1966 and throughout the years we have upheld the ethos of providing a service and working together with their clients in a spirit of openness and honesty. They aim to deliver a quality service for the best value and to their Client’s specification. This has been a benefit to the Company, allowing us to secure and continually increase our amount of repeat work.

operc safetynet


Operc Safetynet is the new internet-based health and safety test system co-developed by IRAS Group and international members of OPERC’S steering committee group. The test measures the health and safety awareness and plant operation knowledge retained by a trainee operator who has undertaken a basic training course in plant and equipment operation. It can also be used to periodically measure the retained knowledge of experienced operators and equipment managers and test questions are mapped against various S/NVQ level II awards. The management information system that supports the test provides an auditable trail of documentation allowing employers to prove that their employees have been trained to an appropriate standard.