Plant Operator Training

There are many different card schemes available, we focus on four types which should accommodate most industry needs in the UK and Republic of Ireland.

Card Schemes available

The CPCS scheme was launched in 2003 and is the industries largest scheme for plant operators with over 200,000 cards issued. It is now the card most construction sites ask for and has mutual recognition in the Republic of Ireland.

The card scheme is designed to be simple, a Red card (Trained Operator) and a Blue card (Competent Operator).

To obtain a Red card an operator is required to:

To obtain a Blue card an operator is require to:

For further details on how this affects your business and what you need to do to convert to a Blue competence card contact our training team on 02866 348477


ITSSAR is approved and listed as an accrediting organisation by the Health & Safety Commission (HSC) in the Approved Code of Practice (ACoP) for Lift Truck Operator Training. It has recently gained reconition for forklift training in the Republic of Ireland. http://www/hsa/ie/eng/FAQs/Forklift

In House Training

Training courses can be tailored to suit your industry site specific requirements. The Health & Safety at Work 1974 act states that Employers have a duty to inform their employees of any potential hazards they could face in the course of their work, examples of these are chemicals and other substances used by the firm, and give you information, instructions, training and supervision as needed. Providing your employees with training specific to your environment shows commitment to safe work practise and improves moral and productivity.

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