Changes for CPCS in 2017
The construction industry training board (CITB) and the Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS) Management Committee have announced plans for reviewing and updating the scheme in 2017. As part of the scheme’s continual improvement in order to best meet the needs of industry, the key developments for 2017 will include:
- Scheme Category Development – reviewing the Telescopic handler 360 Slew and Forward Tipping Dumper categories.
- Digital logbooks – a new digital logbook option will be created, to make renewing via the logbook route easier and more robust. Additional support for validators will equip them to perform at consistently high standards.
- Renewal Tests – currently being developed, these renewal tests will be in place during the first half of 2017.
Easier access to information and guides – following positive feedback on the ‘how to renew by logbook’ video, further video guides will be published in 2017. The scheme website will be reviewed to make it more user-friendly and new pocket guide versions of the scheme booklets will be introduced.