How to obtain a CPCS A 20 (Hoist) Card
Step 1: – Have you got a current CITB Construction Skills Health and Safety Test Pass withing the last 2 years(CSCS)?
You must have completed and passed a touch screen CSCS test within the last 2 years. A valid touch screen test result taken within the last 2 years is a mandatory pre-requisite for CPCS, and without this, you are not ready for the next stages. The touch screen test can be applied for and taken at our center by calling 020 3150 1299 or booking it at https://emtrainingsolutions.com/cscs-(touch-screen)-test-only
Step 2:- Assessing your Level of Experience and Identifying your CPCS Category
Most applicants for CPCS cards will already know the category that they are interested in; if you do not know the CPCS Plant category that you want to pursue, please call us on 020 3150 1299.
If you do know your plant category, you then need to assess your existing level of competence; i.e., are you an experienced worker or a novice?
As a general guideline, if you have been working in the construction industry for a period of at least three years and have two years of experience operating a specific item of plant, you might want to consider an experienced worker approach for the specific category. However, if you have no previous experience of CPCS with any category of plant you should probably enter a CPCS Training program as a novice.
As part of the assessment process you will need to pass a practical test, and entering the process as an experienced worker when you are not will simply be an expensive mistake.
Step 3: Deciding on the CPCS Training Route or the Assessment Route
Once you have made your decision on your current level of experience, you can either complete a CPCS Training course for the specific item of Plant at either Novice Level or Experienced Worker level, or alternatively you can go straight into the theory and practical testing phase without training.
Our CPCS Training courses typically train the candidate to a level of competence so that they can safely operate the machine and to a level where these should be able to pass the CPCS Theory and Practical Tests.
We run foundation courses for novice candidates and experienced worker courses for those who already have experience.
If you have a health and safety touch screen test pass that has been obtained within the last 2 years and feel that you are ready to make an inquiry on CPCS Training, you will also need to supply the following information at the time of booking:
– Full Name
– Date of Birth
– CITB Number
– National Insurance Number
– Date of passing the Health and Safety Touch Screen Test (this must have been passed within the last 2 years)
– Plant Category and Sub-Category where appropriate.