Foreword

CPCS was borne out of a need to provide assurance of competence for plant operators within the construction and allied sectors. Although the Scheme has a renewal process for those holding a Competent Operator card, on-going plant-related safety issues are still occurring within the sector. To address some of these issues, in consultation with industry, my Colleagues and I on the CPCS Management Committee agreed that key category-specific safety knowledge be checked at the point of card renewal, and asked for a renewal test to be designed and implemented.

We are aware that many of the safety issues relate to certain types of plant means that questions be presented could be similar. In order to reduce the need for the cardholder to be burdened with similar questions, a process of booking concessions was approved by the Management Committee, and welcome measures taken to help cardholders identify which question modules they only need to book.

Supporting, free, category-specific Factsheets have been developed which comprehensively cover all the subject areas within each question module, and we urge all those taking the test to revise early and familiarise themselves with the subject areas in preparation for the renewal test. Improved knowledge of plant operators will be beneficial to both the cardholder, their employer and to the industry in general.

Trevor Gamble

Chairman of the CPCS Management Committee

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Introduction to Module Matcher

The requirements to renew a CPCS Competent Operator card includes the need to undertake the CPCS renewal test, for which a specific set of questions for each module (category) will be attempted.
help Foreword from the CPCS Chairman Start

  • How to use Module Matcher

    This utility has been designed to assist users on which modules need to be taken when booking the CPCS renewal test. The next four pages are a guide on what is included at each stage. At each stage there is a status bar which will show your progress through this site.

    As you make your way through the site you can click on the or for further help and guidance.

    Please note that this utility does not allow you to book the renewal test.

    How to use Module Matcher
  • Step 01 - Select the categories that you wish to renew
    • Asks you to select the categories you wish to renew
    Step 01 - Select the categories that you wish to renew
  • Step 02 - Categories that you wish to renew
    • Shows your category selection
    • Allows you to change your category selection
    • Asks you to confirm your category selection (click the 'Next' button)
    Step 02 - Categories that you wish to renew
  • Step 03 - Categories and how they match to the renewal test modules
    • Shows the modules to be booked based on the categories selected
    • Allows you to change your category selection
    • Asks you to confirm your category selection (click the 'Next' button)
    Step 03 - Categories and how they match to the renewal test modules
  • Step 04 - Categories and how they match to the renewal test modules
    • Shows the modules to be booked based on the categories selected
    • Asks you to enter personal details and any special requirements. e.g. reminder that a voiceover needs to be requested when booking the renewal test
    • Allows you to save and/or print the information shown in Step 4
    • Gives information on how to prepare for and book the renewal test

    Note: Once you close this utility in your web browser your selections will be lost.

    Step 04 - Categories and how they match to the renewal test modules