What is a CPCS Trained Operator Card?
The CPCS Red Card, also known as the Trained Operator Card, is a card offered by the CPCS for those who are at the beginning of their career in plant operation.
This card enables an individual to work in their chosen field (under supervision) while they complete the relevant NVQ or other relevant vocational qualification.
How do I apply for the CPCS Trained Operator Card?
In order to apply for this card the following requirements must be met:
A Plant training course in the current area of work
A Pass in the CITB health, safety & environment test within the last 2 years
A Pass in the CPCS Theory test in the relevant plant that is operated
A Pass in the CPCS Practical Test using the relevant plant machinery (Must be taken within 6 of passing the CPCS Theory Test)
How long does the CPCS Trained Operator Card last for?
The Red CPCS Trained Operator Card is valid for 2 years.
How do I renew my CPCS Red Card / Trained Operator Card?
Candidates are expected to have completed their qualification before the expiration of this card, However a 12 month extension is available if the qualification is delayed ( proof of relevant NVQ / SVQ registration required for extension to be granted).
Is a CPCS card the same as a CSCS card?
The CPCS card is the Construction Plant Competence Scheme, and it is more in-depth than the CSCS card scheme. It is for those who work with plant machinery in construction. Just like the CSCS card, it is there to prove someone’s competency before they ever step on the construction site.