The Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS) provides cards for the plant sector of the construction and allied industries. CPCS stands for the Construction Plant Competence Scheme- a card scheme designed to prove the skills of plant operatives.
CPCS was launched in 2003 at the request of employers, to help them comply with regulations and requirements, and aims to apply common standards for all plant operators. It is the most widely recognised as the preferred card to comply with codes of practice for competence and certification. It is required to operate on most types of plant on UK Contractors Group (UKCG) sites throughout the UK.
Overview of roles and responsibilities for a lifting operation
Key Roles within Lifting Operations
A61 Appointed person (AP) (Crane Management) This is a person with theoretical knowledge and practicable experience of planning a lifting operation. (Safe System of Work)
A62 Lift supervisor. This is the person who supervises the lifting operation, they work on behalf of the AP and deliver the project following the safe system provided by the AP.
A40A Slinger/Signaller. This is the person / persons whom sling the load as per the safe system of work and signal the crane operator to move the loads from starting location to final destination.
A60 Mobile Crane Operator. This is the person who drives the crane, he will follow instruction from the Lift supervisor and Slinger/Signallers. Rigging the crane to manufactures instruction / risk &method statement.