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Section 2
Training for Health
and Safety

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Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Specific requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Who should receive the training? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Who should provide the training?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Induction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Toolbox talks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
First line supervisor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Site management. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Health and Safety professionals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Safety representatives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Industry recognised schemes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS). . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Applying for CSCS Cards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
CSCS SmartCards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Health, Safety and Environment Test. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Migrant Workers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
National Vocational Qualifications (NVQ/SVQs). . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
The Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF). . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS). . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Lift Trucks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme (CISRS). . . 8
Demolition operatives. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Asbestos workers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Gas workers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Appendix 1 Information that should be given
during a site induction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Appendix 2 Occupations covered by CSCS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Appendix 3 Plant currently covered by CPCS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

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The construction industry is labour intensive and as such should
regard its staff as one of its major resources. It is important that
when improving the quality of the industry, the skills and the
knowledge of its personnel are also improved. Successive studies
carried out by the Health & Safety Executive have concluded that
a significant factor in the cause of accidents is a lack of training of
the people involved.
Training for health and safety should form part of the overall
management system within any company. There are different
types and levels of health and safety training, and health and
safety training is often an integral part of trade or management
training. In addition to providing appropriate training it is also
necessary to ensure that the training has been absorbed,
understood and is put into practice.
Appropriate training helps people acquire the skills, knowledge
and attitude that contribute towards making them competent in
the health and safety aspects of their work. Such training should
be supplemented by the application of skills and knowledge and
understanding of the activities involved and how they affect
themselves and others. This combination of training, skills and
knowledge leads to a level of competence and it is the level of
competence that is important when assessing an employees
capability to perform a particular task.

Specific Requirements
In general terms The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
(HASAWA) imposes a duty on employers to ensure that employees
receive the necessary instruction, information and training to enable
them to perform their functions correctly. The Management of
Health and Safety at Work Regulations (MHSW) expand this
obligation. These Regulations establish more detailed requirements
linking training with the capability to perform a particular task. Under
the MHSW Regulations personnel must receive training on
induction i.e. when first recruited and also before they are exposed
to new or increased risks. These may be due to, for example, a
change of responsibility, change of work location, a change in
working methods or new equipment. The MHSW Regulations also
refer to the need for the training to be repeated periodically, where
necessary, and it must take place during working hours.
Other regulations also require training or a level of competence,
and these are usually related to specific activities e.g. the Provision
and Use of Work Equipment Regulations, the Control of Lead at
Work Regulations, the Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations,
First Aid at Work Regulations, Construction Design and
Management (CDM) Regulations etc.

Who should receive the training?

The requirement for health and safety training applies to all levels of
management and to operatives. This includes all workers on a project
such as Company Directors, Quantity Surveyors, Engineers, Designers,
Office Staff and all site staff. The majority of employees have some form
of responsibility for health and safety e.g. as a designated Fire Warden
or a First Aider, and they also have the more general obligation to
comply with the Company Health and Safety Policy.
The type of health and safety training provided must be relevant
to the person receiving the training. When considering training
courses it is important to determine what the training should
achieve and any follow up procedures should ensure that the
training actually achieves those objectives.

Who should provide the training?

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whether the delegates should attend external public courses or

whether the training should be carried out in-house. Whoever
carries out the training should be competent in both the subject
matter and in presenting the information in an appropriate format.
The use of an in-house trainer has its advantages because the
courses can be tailored to suit the individual needs of the
delegates and can reflect the particular policies and procedures
of the company.
The advantages of an external training provider are that lateral
thinking may be encouraged and discussion with personnel from
different companies can increase the knowledge and experience
of delegates.

An induction should not be considered as training, but more of a
familiarisation session prior to starting work in a new environment.
Induction to a construction environment should take place before
a person is permitted to work on site and should cover site and
project specific information. Appendix 1 contains information that
should be given during a site induction.
Operatives should be advised of the role that they have to play
to ensure that appropriate standards of health and safety are
maintained and how to communicate any issues regarding health
and safety on the project or site.
Induction sessions are ideal opportunities for reviewing the
qualifications held by those due to work on the site and identifying
if they are appropriate for the activity that is to be carried out.

Toolbox Talks
Although not training, toolbox talks are an extremely useful means
of updating and refreshing previous training that has been
received. Toolbox talks are usually specific to a particular activity
or subject and are of short duration (30-60 minutes).
CITB has produced a selection of cards for use as prompts
when carrying out toolbox talks which are available from

First Line Supervision

First line supervisors are those people at the first level in an
organisation who have responsibilities over the work of others.
Supervisors have a key role in the implementation, monitoring
and enforcement of health and safety practices on site as they put
others to work and directly supervise how work is carried out.
Those fulfilling the role of first line supervisor should have
received training in supervisory skills as well as health and safety
so that they can prepare and give instructions to operatives and
others and explain the hazards associated with a particular
operation. Additionally, the first line supervisor will have to respond
in a suitable way to hazards which they themselves identify, are
identified by operatives or during inspections.
The major contractors within the industry have agreed a training
standard that requires supervisors to have the ability to demonstrate
that they have sufficient knowledge of health and safety gained on
a construction specific course of at least two days duration and that
the individual has sufficient skills to be an effective supervisor of
their workers including an understanding of behavioural issues,
leadership and effective intervention skills. CITB runs a two day
Construction Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS) which
meets these criteria and provides an introduction to health and
safety, welfare and environmental issues. It is designed for those
who require an understanding of the current legislation that applies
to them and their work activities.


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Site Management
Site management includes project managers, site agents,
engineers, works managers and general foremen. Where contract
managers spend significant time on site management duties,
their training requirements will be similar and there are a variety of
courses available.
CITB runs a five day Construction Site Management Safety
Training Scheme (SMSTS). This requires successful completion of
the 37 hour course with a training provider accredited by CITB
and an examination in which course members are required to
reach, or exceed, a minimum level of achievement.
The course can be taken over a period of five consecutive
days, as day release for one day, for five weeks, or in exceptional
circumstances, by three-and-a-half hour sessions for 14 nights.
The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) also runs
a four day course Managing safely suitable for site management.
Such courses cover:
an introduction to health and safety management
the responsibilities of managers and supervisors
measuring, monitoring and auditing health and safety performance
the provision of information and training
the control of hazards and risks
Health and safety training for site managers should include the
An understanding of the general duties under HASAWA,
together with knowledge of the requirements of the MHSW
and CDM Regulations
Information on the powers of inspectors and the penalties
which might be imposed for breach of statutory duty
The range of health and safety legislation relating to the work
being carried out and of other sources of information which
may support or explain that legislation
Obligations under civil law
Accidents and accident prevention - a comprehensive
understanding of the types of accident which occur on site.
The techniques, which can be applied at site level in order to
minimise those risks, should be covered in some detail. An
understanding of the costs of accidents will be of value
Accident reporting procedures - a comprehensive understanding
of incident/accident reporting procedures and the use of the
new RIDDOR (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous
Occurrences Regulations) online reporting system
Health and safety planning - a comprehensive understanding
of the concept and practice of risk assessment as part of the
overall health & safety planning of site activities
CDM - the legal standing and detailed content of a health and
safety plan must be fully understood by those who will represent
the principal contractor under the CDM Regulations
Effective methods of implementing and enforcing measures
aimed to ensure the health and safety of workers and others.
This will include the management of sub-contractors and their
interface with others on site, establishing lines of communication
so that health and safety matters can be raised at the
appropriate time and level
Site inspection skills so that effective monitoring of health and
safety provision can be undertaken and effective methods of
rectification can be understood
An understanding of the skills and training required by the
personnel on site, whether they are directly employed or subcontracted


Specific issues relevant to the organisations activities eg.

Manual handling
Welfare facilities
Access and egress requirements (including unauthorised
access to site)
Protective clothing and equipment
First aid provisions
Working at height
Work in excavations
Having completed the core training for site managers,
consideration should be given to training in specific issues
dependent upon the type of work undertaken. Detailed training is
likely to include such matters as:
Plant and equipment
Occupational health
Power (electricity, LPG, etc.)

Health and Safety Professionals

A health and safety manager/officer/adviser is a professional, fully
trained and experienced in matters of health, safety and welfare
related to the Industry. Part of the management team, their role is
to provide adequate advice to those with responsibility for safety
in the workplace, to promote and encourage the planning and
implementation of effective measures essential in minimising risk
and the reduction of accidents.
The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and
Health (NEBOSH) provides a variety of qualifications appropriate
for the construction industry consisting of a National Certificate in
Construction Safety and Health (course and examination), the
National Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health parts 1 and
2 and the National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety
Practice. NEBOSH can be contacted on 0116 263 4700 or at www.
The recognised professional organisation for health and safety
practitioners is the Institution of Occupational Safety, Health and
members can be recognised by the designatory letters IOSH
which may be preceded by a variety of letters which determines
the category of membership.
Chartered Fellow (CFIOSH) and Chartered Members (CMIOSH)
are required to maintain a Continuing Professional Development
(CPD) record. Graduate IOSH (Grad IOSH) members are
academically qualified to become Chartered Members, but are
currently completing a mandatory IPD and CPD cycle. Technician
Members (Tech IOSH) are usually engaged in crucial operational
health and safety roles and a version of CPD specifically tailored
to them is mandatory for Technician Members to maintain their
IOSH can be contacted on 0116 257 3100 or at
The Occupational Safety and Health Consultants Register
(OSHCR) contains details of consultants that have met a minimum
standard of a degree level qualification, at least two years
experience and an active engagement in a CPD scheme.
Consultants on the register are bound by their professional bodys
code of conduct. Businesses that use the register to find a
consultant will be able to find details of those with experience in
their type of work who give general advice on how to manage
health and safety risks. These consultants will have had their
qualifications and experience assessed by their professional
To find an OSHCR consultant visit

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Safety representatives
The Safety Representatives and Safety Committees Regulations
1977 require employers to give employees, appointed as safety
representatives by recognised trades unions, such time off with
pay as is necessary for training in their functions as safety
The TUC has taken the initiative by developing a scheme of
training the syllabus of which has been programmed in courses
of either five or ten days duration. These courses contain a strong
emphasis on industrial relations procedures, safety legislation
and safety practices.

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Industry recognised schemes

The following sections summarise common industry recognised

Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS)

CSCS maintains a central record of people who have been
deemed to be competent in their occupation and have passed
the recognised health and safety test within the last 5 years. The
scheme aims to encourage clients and contractors to use
operatives and crafts people, supervisors and managers who are
certified as competent. There are over 260 occupations covered
by the CSCS scheme and the list of occupations is continually
under review. A list of the occupations covered at the time of
printing is attached at Appendix 2. For an up to date list of the
occupations covered contact the CSCS helpline on 0844 576
8777 or visit
The CSCS card belongs to the person named on the card and
is issued to applicants who meet the schemes requirements.
Printed on the card is a photograph of the cardholder, his or her
name, CSCS Registration Number and details of the construction
qualifications that they hold.
There are a number of different types of card the main types
are detailed below:
A yellow card is a site visitor card and shows that the person
has passed the health and safety test.
A white and grey card shows that the holder is in a
Construction Related Occupation (CRO) and has passed the
health and safety test. Holders of the CRO cards are skilled in
an occupation that does not have a related NVQ/SVQ and
therefore they are unable to register for a NVQ/SVQ and obtain
a red or blue card.
A green card is available to operatives who carry out basic site
skills only e.g. Labourers.
There are two ways to apply for this card: via NVQ level 1; or by
employers recommendations (industry accreditation). The
employer must use the industry accreditation competencies
when assessing the applicant.
All applicants must have passed the construction Health,
Safety and Environment test. For those who have completed
the working at heights Health & Safety test, this can be printed
on the card.
A red card - Trainee - Craft and Operative - shows that the card
holder has passed the Health, Safety and Environment test,
and is registered for an NVQ/SVQ but has not yet reached level
A red card - Trainee (Technical, Supervisory and Management)
- shows that the card holder has passed the Health, Safety and
Environment test and provided evidence of current registration
with a further/higher education college or university for a
nationally recognized construction related qualification
A red card - Experienced Technician, Supervisor or Manager
- this card is available to Supervisors and Managers who have
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the job Experience (normally at least one year in the last three)
but missed the industry accreditation opportunity, does not
hold NVQ/SVQ level 3, 4 or 5 or is not a member of a
professional body.
A red card - Experienced Worker - is for everyone who has
passed the Health, Safety and Environment test and has
experience within the construction industry but no formal
qualifications. Applicants must provide proof that they have at
least one-years on-site experience in the last three years and
register for an NVQ/SVQ level 2 or 3. Cards are currently valid
for one year (trades) or three years (technical or manager) and
cannot be renewed.
A red graduate card is for those who have passed the Health,
Safety and Environment test and have graduate or equivalent
membership of an Approved Professional Body. A list of these
bodies can be viewed at
A blue card - Skilled Worker - shows that the person has
achieved an NVQ/SVQ Level 2 or equivalent or holds an
experienced worker card.
A blue card - Craft Unit Level card - is for occupations where a
full NVQ/SVQ does not exist, but trade specific units do.
A gold card - Skilled Worker - shows that the person has
achieved an NVQ/SVQ Level 3 or equivalent or has supervisory
A gold card - Supervisor - is available for supervisory and
technical occupations only.
A black card shows that the person has achieved an NVQ/
SVQ Level 4/5 or equivalent and has managerial status.
A PQP card (white and yellow) shows that the person is a
corporate or equivalent member of an Approved Professional
Body and has passed the Managerial and Professional Health,
Safety and Environment test.
The scope of the PQP card has just recently been redefined, and
no longer has a time spent on site restriction placed on it.

Applying for CSCS Cards

The card application process will vary depending on which card/s
you are applying for. To find out more visit or call the
CSCS Helpdesk on 0844 576 8777.

CSCS SmartCards
In 2010 CSCS started issuing cards that included smartchips and
all new CSCS cards are now SmartCards. The smartchips contain
the information that is held about cardholders on the CSCS
database and it can be accessed using card readers or
smartphones that have NFC technology. The aim of adding this
facility is to improve safety and security by making card checking
to ensure that cards are genuine and valid both easier and
CSCS SmartCards can also be used to act as a key to
contractors, and others, databases so that the cards can be used
for a wide variety of applications such as recording training and
induction data, attendance at toolbox talks and even as access
control cards. There is more information at

Health, Safety and Environment test

The CITB Health, Safety and Environment Test, which replaced the
Health and Safety test in April 2012, is aimed at raising standards
across the industry. It is required to gain or renew a CSCS card
and ensures that workers have a minimum level of health, safety
and environmental awareness before going on site. The test has
been in operation for over 10 years and has undergone significant
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delivery infrastructure.
All tests last for 45 minutes and have 50 multiple-choice
questions including:
12 behavioural case study questions about how an individual
should behave on a construction site to stay healthy and safe
38 knowledge questions to check the knowledge of health,
safety and environment issues. Core areas include:
A - Legal and management
B - Health and Welfare
C - General Safety
D - High risk activities
E - Environment
Different tests have been developed to meet the demands of
different trades and professions and candidates need to make
sure that they take and prepare for the right one. The following
tests are available:
Operative test - including the behavioural case studies and the
five core knowledge sections
Specialist test - including the behavioural case studies, the five
core knowledge sections and relevant specialist knowledge
questions from the following specialist activities: supervisory /
demolition / plumbing or gas / highway works / specialist
work at height / lifts and escalators / tunnelling / HVACR heating and plumbing services (HAPS) / HVACR - pipefitting
and welding (PFW) / HVACR - Ductwork (DUCT) / HVACR refrigeration and air conditioning (RAAC) / HVACR - services
and facilities maintenance (SAF)
Managerial and professionals test
Candidates will be informed immediately after the test whether
they have passed or not and will receive a pass letter. Test




Level 1

Foundation Skills

Mostly routine and predictable work

Level 2

Operative Or

Teamworking and some level of

responsibility in a range of work
activities in a variety of contexts,
some of which are complex and

Level 3

Technician, Craft,
Skilled And

Considerable responsibility (some

supervisory) and autonomy in a
broad range of work activities in a
variety of contexts, some of which
are complex and non-routine

Level 4

Technical And

A broad range of complex, technical

or professional activities in a wide
variety of contexts involving a
substantial amount of autonomy
and responsibility - often includes
responsibility for the work of others
and allocation of resources

Level 5

Professional And

Application of principles in a wide

range of often unpredictable
contexts, including tasks such as
analysis, design, planning and
evaluation, and often involving very
substantial personal autonomy,
significant responsibility for other
workers and allocation of resources

Table 1 - There are five levels of NVQ

Table 2 - Qualification and Credit Framework

Current City & Guilds qualifications include

Other Qualifications (approximate comparability in level)

Level 1

NVQ Level 1
Level 1 vocational award

GCSE grades D - G

Level 2

Level 2 vocational (NVQ/VRO/QCF)

Apprenticeship (England and NI)
Foundation Modern Apprenticeship (Wales)

GCSE grades A*- C

BTEC First Certificate

Level 3

Level 3 vocational (NVQ/VRO/QCF)

Advanced Apprenticeship (England & NI)
Modern Apprenticeship (Scotland & Wales)

A Levels
Advanced National Certificate in Education
BTEC National Certificate/ Diploma

Level 4

Licentiate (LCGI)
Higher Professional Diploma
Level 4 vocational (NVQ/VRO/QCF)

Certificate of Higher Education

Level 5

IVQ Advanced Technical Diploma

Full Technological Diploma
ILM QCF qualifications


Foundation Degree
Diplomas of Higher & Further Education

Level 6

Graduateship (GCGI)
Associate (ACGI)
ILM QCF qualifications

Batchelors Degree
Graduate Certificate or Diploma

Level 7

Membership (MCGI)
Master Professional Diploma
ILM QCF qualifications

Masters Degree, Postgraduate Diploma,

Postgraduate Certificate

Level 8

Fellowship (FCGI)



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bookings can be made online via or by ringing 0344

994 4488. The occupations detailed at Appendix A are listed
under the appropriate Health, Safety and Environment test. If you
are unsure which test you should be taking visit
occupations or contact the CSCS Helpline on 0844 576 8777.
If any of the following have been achieved within 2 years of
applying for a CSCS card, the appropriate certificate should be
attached to the application form and the applicant is exempt from
the test.
Achievement of NVQ, SVQ, ICC/A (Intermediate Construction
Achievement of NVQ unit 50 or Construction Certificate module 2.
These exemptions are under review. If you believe you have an
exemption from the test it is suggested that you check with the
CSCS Helpline on 0844 576 8777 before submitting your

Migrant Workers
Migrant workers should be qualified to the same standards as the
domestic workforce and will need to pass the Health, Safety and
Environment Test and qualify for an appropriate skills card using
the same process as UK workers.
Employers have a legal obligation to ensure all workers remain
safe on site and this can be more challenging when employing
migrant workers. In addition to assessing the risk to the workforce
in the normal way, employers should also consider the differences
in construction processes, culture, legislation and materials
between countries, when assigning work to migrant workers.
Additional support that can be provided includes:
Making use of multilingual publications
Putting workers on additional health & safety courses
Undertaking formal inductions
Carrying out Tool Box Talks on key health and safety issues
Encouraging migrant workers to attend English (ESOL)
Considering possible technical differences between the UK
and the home country when briefing workers
Translating key documents into relevant languages
Using interpreters if workers do not speak or understand
The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has a Migrant Worker
microsite with content dedicated to employers that is available in
several languages The HSE
also provides guidance on Health & Safety legislation through its
website There are many publications available in
several languages.

National Vocational Qualifications (NVQ/SVQ)

National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) (or SVQs in Scotland)
are work-related competence based qualifications. They assess
what an individual can do compared to national standards and
recognise their level of expertise. A person may attain an NVQ at
any stage in their career.
Vocational qualifications are made up of units and each unit is
a self-contained, practical target. Units are selected and can be
completed at any time. Following completion of a unit a Certificate
of Unit Credit is awarded. On completion of a defined number of
relevant units, a full vocational qualification is awarded. There is
also a mandatory unit of health and safety included in all levels of

The Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF)

QCF is the new framework for creating and accrediting
qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, for any
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reform to the vocational qualifications system which will become

simpler to understand and use.
In the QCF, everything learnt is valuable. All qualifications in the
QCF are made up of smaller units of learning. Every unit and
qualification has a credit value (showing how much time it takes
to complete - one credit represents 10 hours) and a level between
entry level and level 8 shows how difficult it is. They remain work
related competence based qualifications. NVQ will still appear in
the title of the qualification and Levels 2 and 3 will still be seen but
will now be known as e.g. CITB Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in
Specialist Concrete Operations (Construction) Concrete Drilling
and Sawing. (Table 2)

Construction Plant Competence Scheme

The Construction Plant Competence Scheme or CPCS (updated
September 2011) is the recognised card scheme for the plant
industry covering all the categories of plant listed in Appendix 3.
The CPCS is competency based and as well as proving that
operators are qualified to operate plant, it shows that the operator
has practical experience.
All candidates who are applying for a CPCS card must agree
to sign the CPCS terms and conditions and meet the requirements
of the scheme.
The aim of the CPCS is to provide identification for plant
operators and those involved with plant operations by recognizing
skills, knowledge and understanding, competence and
Red card - Trained Operator - a two year trained operator card that
is not renewable for those who have demonstrated a level of:
1. Health and Safety awareness through passing the CITB
Health, Safety and Environment Test
2. Knowledge and understanding through the CPCS theory
3. Operator ability through the CPCS practical test
Blue card - Competent Operator Card A five year card which is
renewable for those who have demonstrated a level of:
1. Health and Safety awareness through passing the CITB
Health, Safety and Environment test
2. Knowledge and Understanding through the CPCS theory
3. Operator ability through the CPCS practical test
4. Proven operator competence through relevant NVQ/SVQ
The fundamental difference between the two cards is whether
vocational qualifications have been achieved.
There are two routes of entry into the scheme which will lead
to the attainment of Competent Operator Card:
1. Direct to Competent Operator Card
2. Through Trained Operator Card process to Competent
Operator Card (a two stage process)
Operators joining the scheme should consider which route is
most appropriate for them; this decision should be based on
factors like skills, competence, qualification and immediacy of
To renew a Competent Operator Card the operator is required
1. Pass CITB Health, Safety and Environment Test
2. Pass CPCS plant operator renewal test for each category
3. Demonstrate on-going practical operating experience
through a choice of routes:
- CPCS practical test.
- On-site assessment.
- Operators Logbook (300 hours logged).
- Hold a valid Competent Operator Card.


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Lift Trucks

Asbestos workers

There is an HSE Approved Code of Practice titled Rider-operated

lift trucks: Operator training that covers any truck capable of
carrying an operator and includes trucks controlled from both
seated and stand-on positions which may be fixed or fold-away.
Non lift trucks modified to allow them to be used temporarily as lift
trucks are not included.
The ACoP requires that training of operators should always
include the following three stages of training:
Basic training
The basic skills and knowledge required for safe operation;
Specific job training
Knowledge of workplace and experience of any special needs
and specific handling attachments;
Familiarisation training
Operation on the job under close supervision

All asbestos workers should be trained and competent. There are

three main types of asbestos training: licensed, non-licensed and
asbestos awareness. Training should be delivered in accordance
with the Approved Code of Practice L143, Work with materials
containing asbestos and, for licensed work, Chapter 4 of HSG
247, Asbestos: the licensed contractors guide. Training providers
should also be able to demonstrate compliance with these
The Regulations require mandatory training for anyone liable
to be exposed to asbestos fibres at work. This includes
maintenance workers and others who may come into contact
with or who may disturb asbestos (e.g. cable installers) as well as
those involved in asbestos removal work.
A number of organisations provide recognised training course
for asbestos workers including the Asbestos Removal Contractors

Construction Industry Scaffolders Record

Scheme (CISRS)
The CISRS card is affiliated to CSCS, managed by the National
Access and Scaffolding Confederation and the training
administered by CITB. A CISRS card is evidence of satisfactory
completion of approved training and assessment and applies to
all operatives who are at any time required to erect, substantially
alter or dismantle scaffolding.
The scheme covers the following occupations: Trainee Scaffolder (Tube and Fitting)
Scaffolder (Tube and Fitting)
Advanced Scaffolder
Trainee Scaffolder (Systems)
Scaffolder (Systems)
Basic Access System Erector (BASE)
Scaffolding Labourer
Scaffolding Supervisor
For full details on the requirements of each card level and
occupation go to or call CISRS on0844 815

The Certificate of Competence of Demolition Operatives (CCDO)
scheme is affiliated to CSCS and administered by the National
Demolition Training Group. All card holders must pass the
demolition or demolition and plant health and safety test.
The scheme covers the following occupations: Demolition Site Operative (Trainee)
Demolition, Reclamation and Refurbishment Operative
Demolition Experienced Worker (Topman)
Demolition Operative (Topman)
Demolition Supervisor
Demolition Manager
Demolition Plant Red Trained Operator Card Valid For 2 Years
Demolition Plant Blue Competence Card
For full details on the requirements of each card level and
occupation go to


Gas Workers
All businesses whether employers or self-employed people who
carry out gas work within the scope of the Gas Safety (Installation
and Use) regulations 1998, must be registered with Gas Safe
Register which replaced CORGI from 1st August 2009. All
engineers who will be undertaking gas work for that business
(engineers listed against the registration) must hold valid evidence
of competence.
The evidence of competence accepted by Gas Safe Register,
which must be less than 5 years old, includes:
National Accredited Certification Scheme (ACS) for individual
Gas Fitting Operatives
Accredited Certification Scheme (ACS) aligned Diplomas or
National/Scottish Vocational Qualifications NVQ/SVQ
(ACS is only available for experienced gas engineers).
- The installation and maintenance of domestic natural gas
at levels 2 and 3
As a minimum requirement any registration application will
need to include a minimum of one engineer, holding a relevant
domestic core ACS or an aligned gas services qualification, and
for non-domestic a relevant core assessment plus one other ACS
category. Qualifications are offered by the following Awarding
Organisations: City & Guilds, EAL, BPEC and Logic Certification.

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Appendix 1 - information that should be given during a site induction

o Key members of the Site management team
o Name of Project Safety Manager
o The Scope of the Project
o Site details including address, telephone and fax numbers
o Telephone facilities
o Site layout, boundaries and security, notice boards.
o Welfare facilities on site such as canteen, toilet and drying
room/seating etc.
o Methods of Consultation on this project including method
statement briefings, toolbox talks etc.
o Actions in the event of an accident and reporting procedure
o Name of first aider and details of first aid facilities
o Fire precautions on site and the actions in the event of an
emergency, including escape routes, assembly points and
instruction in the safe use of any fire fighting equipment.
o Smoking arrangements
o Use of mobile phones, audio equipment and electronic
gadgets on site
o Site rules
o Personal Protective Equipment required
o Procedure for reporting unsafe acts, near misses and safety
infringements that require attention
o Site Procedures eg Permits to work, hearing protection zones,
restricted areas etc.

o Specific site wide risks eg.

Contaminated land,
High Voltage (HV) electricity,
Confined spaces,
Use of electricity,
Health hazards,
Safe use of plant,
Manual handling etc.
o Safe use of scaffolding
o Housekeeping arrangements and materials storage
o Compliance with specific company procedures
o Environmental issues - water courses, noise, dust, re-fuelling,
waste handling and management
o How to raise issues of a confidential nature
o Disciplinary measures and procedures
o Open Discussion

Appendix 2 - A list of the occupations covered by CSCS

Current at time of going to press. For an up-to-date list contact the
CSCS helpdesk on 0844 5768777 or visit the CSCS website, www.


There have been some changes to the CSCS card names to

bring the cards in line with the NVQ names. New and renewed
cards will be issued under the new name however existing
cardholders will continue to hold cards in the old names and they
remain valid until their expiry date.

Visitors Card

In addition to the occupations below a number of industry

schemes have affiliated to CSCS. These are:
ACE (ECITB) Engineering Construction Operatives
CCDO - Certificate of Competence of Demolition Operatives
CISRS - Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme
CPCS Construction Plant Certification Scheme
CSR - Construction Skills Registration Northern Ireland
ECS - Electrotechnical Certification Scheme
ESS Engineering Services Skillcard Heating, ventilating, air
conditioning, and refrigeration personnel
EUSR Energy & Utilities Skills Register
JIB-PMES - Joint Industry Board for Plumbing and Mechanical
SNIJB - Scottish and Northern Irish Joint Industry Board
There is more information about these schemes at http://www.

Regular Visitors Card - Yellow Construction Site Visitors cards are

available for applicants who pass the CITB Health, Safety and
Environment Test, complete the application and submit it with a
photo and relevant payment.
They may be found useful for a range of personnel such as
suppliers representatives or delivery drivers who frequently visit

Each CSCS card is distinguished by its colour, which relates to

the equivalent level NVQ and/or occupation
White and grey card - construction related occupation with no
NVQ available
Green card
- Basic Skills/General Operative
Red card
- Trainee graduate, experienced worker,
supervisor or manager
Blue cards
- NVQ/SVQ level 2
Gold card
- NVQ/SVQ level 3 (includes supervisors)

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White and Yellow

-NVQ/SVQ level 4 or 5 (senior

- Professionally Qualified Person

Two types of Visitors Card are also available for CSCS. They
provide an aid to controlling access to Construction Sites for
regular and for occasional site visitors whose occupations are not
covered by other cards in the CSCS range.

Occasional Visitors Card - A double size visitor card is available in

packs of 10 with neck chain. These may simply be ordered from
CSCS and issued temporarily to visitors under contractors own
rules on their sites. No qualifications or tests are involved other
than required by the issuing body (e.g. the contractor at the site
Important note for both visitor cards: the issue of a regular or
occasional visitor card does not exempt the employer from their
legal responsibilities to ensure the health, safety and welfare of
people visiting their construction sites.
The current CSCS occupations are detailed below by the
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Operative Level Occupations

Operative Health, Safety and Environment Test
o Access Floorer
o Asbestos Removal Operative
o Autoclaved Aerated Concrete Frame Erection
o Bench Joiner
o Bricklayer
o Carpenter & Joiner
o Cavity Wall Insulation Technician
o Cavity Wall Tie Replacement Operative
o Chemical Grouting Operative
o Chemical Grouting Operative (Structural Concrete)
o Communications Installer (Infrastructure)
o Communications Installer Team Leader
o Construction Operative Concrete Repairer
o Construction Operative Drainage Construction
o Construction Operative Drainlayer
o Construction Operative General
o Construction Operative Kerbs & Channels
o Construction Operative Modular Paving
o Construction Operative Pavior
o Construction Operative Spray Concretor
o Construction Operative Streetworker
o Construction Operative Structural Concretor
o Construction Site Operative
o Construction Site Visitor
o Craft Mason
o Damp Proofer/Wood Preserver
o Diamond Driller and Sawer
o Directional Driller
o Door Systems Engineer
o Driller
o Dry Liner: Finisher
o Dry Liner: Fixer
o Dry Liner: Fixer/Finisher
o External Plasterer
o External Wall Insulation Installer
o Facade Maintenance: Cleaner
o Facade Maintenance: Surface Repairer
o Fence Installer - General
o Fence Installer - Vehicle Safety
o Fencing Supervisor
o Fenestration Surveyor
o Fire Curtain Installer
o Fire Resistant Glazier
o Floorcoverer: Resilient/Impervious
o Floorcoverer: Textiles
o Floorcoverer: Timber
o Formworker
o French Polisher
o Furniture Installer
o Glazier
o Ground Anchor Installer
o Heavy Timber Frame Carpenter
o Heritage Skills Bricklayer
o Heritage Skills Carpenter and joiner
o Heritage Skills Crafts Mason
o Heritage Skills Earth Waller
o Heritage Skills Fibrous Plasterer
o Heritage Skills Finisher
o Heritage Skills Painter and Decorator
o Heritage Skills Solid Plasterer
o Heritage Skills Stone Carver
o Heritage Skills Stone Mason Banker
o Heritage Skills Stone Mason Banker Fixer


o Heritage Skills Stone Mason Fixer

o Heritage Skills Stone Mason Marble and Granite
o Heritage Skills Stone Mason Setter Out
o Heritage Skills Wall and Floor Tiler
o Hire Desk Operative
o Hoist Installer
o In-Situ Flooring: Cementitious Screeding
o In-Situ Flooring: Concrete
o In-Situ Flooring: Resin Coating
o In-Situ Flooring: Resin Screed
o In-Situ Flooring: Resin Self Smoothing
o Incident Support Unit Operative
o Industrial Storage Equipment Installer
o Installation Co-ordinator
o Installers: Conservatories
o Installers: Curtain Wallers
o Installers: Windows And Doors
o Kitchen/Bathroom Fitter
o Laboratory Assistant
o Laboratory Technician
o Labourer
o Land Driller
o Landscape Operative: Exterior
o Landscape Operative: Interior
o Light Steel Frame Erector
o Loft Insulation Installer
o Machine Applied Plasterer
o Maintenance Operative
o Modular Buildings Installer/Dismantler
o Operable Partitioner
o Painter and Decorator
o Painter and Decorator Industrial
o Partition Fixer/Demountable Partitioner
o Passive Fire Protection
o Piling Operative
o Plant Mechanic/Construction Plant Maintenance and Repair
o Plasterer: Fibrous
o Plasterer: Solid
o Portable Building Installer/Dismantler
o Post Tensioner
o Precast Concrete Installer
o Public Utilities Electricity Cable Layer
o Public Utilities Gas Mains & Service Layer
o Public Utilities Service Duct Layer
o Public Utilities Telecoms Cable Layer
o Public Utilities Water Mains Layer
o Public Utilities Water Services Layer
o Sealant Applicator
o Separation Plant Operative
o Shopfitter Benchwork
o Shopfitter Sitefixer
o Shotfiring Operative
o Sign Installer Illuminated
o Sign Installer Non Illuminated
o Site Logistics - General
o Site Logistics - Plant
o Specialist Cladding and Rainscreen Operative
o Specialist Operative: Concrete Placer
o Specialist Operative: Concrete Repairer
o Specialist Operative: Drainlayer
o Specialist Operative: General
o Specialist Operative: Highways Maintenance
o Specialist Operative: Land Drilling
o Specialist Operative: Pavior
o Specialist Operative: Piling

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o Specialist Operative: Spray Concretor

o Specialist Operative: Streetworker
o Spoil Removal Equipment Operative
o Steel Erector
o Steel Fabricator: Plater
o Steel Fabricator: Welder
o Steelfixer
o Stone Fixer
o Stonemason: Banker
o Stonemason: Banker/Fixer
o Stonemason: Fixer
o Stonemason: Marble & Granite
o Stonemason: Setter Out
o Structural Post and Beam Carpenter
o Sub-Structure Operative (Performed Piles)
o Sub-Structure Operative (Retaining Structures)
o Temporary Excavation Support Operative
o Thermal Insulation Installer
o Tower Crane Erector
o Trainee Technical, Supervisory & Management
o Underpinner
o Upholsterer
o Utilities Mapping Technician
o Velocity Patcher
o Wall and Floor Tiler
o Water Jetter - Cutting &Breaking
o Water Jetter - Drains & Sewers
o Water Jetter - Surface Cleaning
o Water Jetter - Tube Cleaning
o Wood Machinist
o Wood Preserver/Damp Proofer

Tunnellers Health Safety and Environment Test

o Construction Site Supervisor (Tunnelling)
o Machine Tunnelling Operative
o Specialist Operative (Tunnelling)
o Sprayed Concrete Lining Tunnelling Operative
o Tunnel Transport Operative
o Tunneller
o Tunneller - Hand Miner
o Tunneller - Machine Miner
o Tunneller - NATM Miner
o Tunneller - Pipejacking/Micro Tunnelling Miner
o Tunneller - Shaft Miner
o Tunnelling Machine Operator
o Tunnelling Operative (Electrician's Mate)
o Tunnelling Services Operative

Highways Health, Safety and Environment Test

o General Highways Maintenance Operative
o Highways Maintenance Operative: Carriage Construction
o Highways Maintenance Operative: Drainage
o Highways Maintenance Operative: Flexible Pavement
o Highways Maintenance Operative: Kerbs and Channels
o Highways Maintenance Operative: Modular Pavement
o Highways Maintenance Operative: Modular Paving and Kerb
o Highways Maintenance Operative: Shallow Drainage and
Ducting Installation
o Highways Maintenance Operative: Structural Concreting
o Incident Support Unit Operative
o Road Building: Bituminous Pavior
o Road Building: Concrete Pavior

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o Road Building: High Friction Surfacing

o Road Building: Micro Asphalter
o Road Building: Pavement Marking Hand
o Road Building: Pavement Marking Machine
o Road Building: Pavement Marking Stud
o Road Building: Planer
o Road Building: Surface Dresser

LEIA Health, Safety and Environment Test

o Escalator Installer
o Lift Installer
o Lift Maintenance Fitter
o Platform Lift Installer
o Service Lift Engineer
o Stairlift Engineer

Working at Heights Health, Safety and

Environment Test
o Aerial & Satellite Installer
o Antenna Systems Installer
o Built Up Felt Roofer
o Ceiling Fixer
o Chimney Engineer
o Curtain and Blind Site Installation Operative
o Curtain, Blinds and Soft Furnishings Installer
o Eaves &Rainwater System Installer
o Heritage Skills Hard Metal Roofer
o Heritage Skills Roof Slater and Tiler
o Heritage Skills Specialist Leadworker
o Heritage Skills Thatcher
o Insulated Panel Installer Insulated Enclosures - Commercial
o Insulated Panel Installer Insulated Enclosures - Industrial
o Lightning Conductor Engineer
o Liquid Waterproofing Operative
o Mastic Asphalter
o Railway Engineer
o Resin & Grout Injection Operative
o Roof Sheeter and Cladder
o Roof Slater and Tiler
o Roof Slater and Tiler New Roof
o Roof Slater and Tiler Re Roof
o Roofer Specialist Leadworker
o Safety Net Rigger
o Sign Maintenance/Repair Operative
o Single Ply Roofer
o Specialist Operative (Sprayed Concrete)
o Steel Decker
o Steeplejack
o Stud Welder
o Suspended Access Equipment Installer
o Thatcher
o Timber Frame Erector
o Tinsmith

o Demolition Operative - tel: 0844 826 8385
o Electricians - English, Welsh and Northern Irish tel: 0844 847
o Electricians - Scottish tel: 0131 445 9216
o Engineering Construction - tel: 01923 260000
o Heating & Ventilating - tel: 01768 860406
o Northern Irish applicants - tel: 028 9087 7150
o Plant Operator - tel: 0844 815 7274


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o Plumbers - English and Welsh - tel: 01480 476925

o Plumbers - Scottish and Northern Irish - tel: 0131 556 0600
o Scaffolder - tel: 0844 815 7223
o UKEngineering Construction Industry Utilities Operatives tel: 0845 077 9922

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Supervisor Level Health, Safety and Environment

o Amenity Supervisor
o Arborist Supervisor
o Building Maintenance &Estates Supervisor
o Building Site Supervisor
o Building Surveying Assistant
o Civil Engineering Site Supervisor
o Communications Technology Supervisor
o Construction Contracting Buying Assistant
o Construction Contracting Estimating Assistant
o Construction Contracting Planning Assistant
o Construction Contracting Surveying Assistant
o Construction Health &Safety Officer
o Construction Plant & Equipment Supervisor
o Construction Site Inspector (Assistant)
o Construction Site Supervisor (Conservation)
o Construction Site Supervisor (Contracting)
o Construction Site Supervisor (Highways Maintenance)
o Construction Site Supervisor (Residential)
o Fenestration Supervisor
o Highways Maintenance (Supervisor)
o Lift &Escalator Supervisor
o Occupational Work Supervisor
o Pesticides Foreman
o Property &Caretaking Supervisor
o Quantity Surveying Assistant
o Residential Construction Site Supervisor
o Site Technical Assistant
o Surveying Assistant (General Practice)
o Technical Designer (Built Environment)
o Town Planning Assistant
o Transportation Assistant
o Utilities Mapping Surveyor

Managerial and Professional (MAP) Level Health

Safety and Environment Test

o Construction Built Environment Planner

o Construction Contracting Buyer
o Construction Contracting Estimator
o Construction Contracting Planner
o Construction Contracting Surveyor
o Construction Health &Safety Manager
o Construction Health &Safety Senior Manager
o Construction Site Manager
o Construction Plant &Equipment Manager
o Construction Project Manager
o Construction Site Inspector
o Construction Site Manager (Contracting)
o Construction Site Manager (Conservation)
o Construction Site Manager (Consulting Engineering)
o Construction Site Manager (Residential)
o Construction Site Manager (Sustainability)
o Contracts Manager
o Demolition Engineer
o Environmental Manager (Construction)
o Highways Maintenance (Manager)
o Graduate
o Laboratory Assistant
o Laboratory Technician
o Landscape Architect
o Landscape Manager
o Lift &Escalator Manager
o Lift/Escalator Tester
o Pesticides Manager
o Principal Utilities Mapping Surveyor
o Property Manager
o Quality Manager (Construction)
o Quantity Surveyor
o Residential Construction Site Manager
o Spatial Data Manager
o Senior Construction Site Manager
o Senior Transportation Practitioner
o Senior Utilities Mapping Surveyor
o Spatial Data Manager
o Town Planning Practitioner
o Transportation Practitioner

Visitor Level Occupations

o Regular Site Visitor

o Amenity Manager
o Arborist Manager
o Architect
o Architectural Technologist
o Asbestos Removal (Contracts Manager)
o Building Control Officer
o Building Control Surveyor
o Building Maintenance &Estates Manager
o Building Services Engineer
o Building Site Manager
o Building Site Manager (Conservation)
o Building Surveyor
o Civil & Structural Engineering Designer
o Civil Engineering Site Manager
o Clerk of Works
o Communications Technology Manager
o Conservation Consultant
o Conservation Controller
o Conservation Technician
o Conservator


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Appendix 3 - A list of the occupations covered by CPCS

This list comprises all of the plant categories incorporated within
CPCS and the endorsements that may be included which denote
the type of plant within the category. This list and content may be





Crawler Crane

A: Superseded by A66d

B: Over 10 tonnes


A: Trolley Jib

Tower Crane

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B: Luffing Jib




Concrete Pump - Truck Mounted Boom

Note: LGV licence must be held


Forward Tipping Dumper (Wheeled/Tracked)

A: Wheeled


Excavator 180 below 5 tonnes


Excavator 180 above 5 tonnes


Rough Terrain Masted Forklift


Forklift Side Loader


Industrial Forklift Truck


Telescopic Handler

B: Tracked

A: Industrial Telescopic

B: Up to 9 metres

C: All sizes ex 360slew

D: All sizes inc 360 slew


Reach Truck





A: Rack & Pinion Goods

B: Passenger/Goods combined

C: Rope operated goods

D: Transport platform


Wheeled Loading Shovel


Tracked Loading Shovel


Skid Steer Loader


Motorised Scraper


Mobile Elevating Work Platform - Scissor


Mobile Elevating Work Platform - Boom


Mobile Elevating Work Platform - Mast Climber


Piling Rig - Tripod


Ride on Roller


Soil/Landfill Compactor


Agricultural Tractor


Crawler - Tractor/Dozer


Crawler - Tractor/Side Boom


Lorry Loader

A: Vehicle Mounted
B: Self-propelled

A: Hook

B: Clamshell Bucket

C: Hydraulic Clamp




Skip Handler



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Loader - Compressor






Concrete Pump Trailer Mounted


Piling Rig - Driven - below 15 tonnes


Piling Rig - Driven - above 15 tonnes


Piling Rig - Bored - below 15 tonnes


Piling Rig - Bored - above 15 tonnes


Loader/Securer (non STGO)


A: Non-LGV


Loader/Securer (STGO)


Road/Rail Excavator R
 oad/Rail competence cards are now managed by NCCA - Sentinel scheme


Road/Rail Excavator/Crane


Demolition Plant - Non-Hydraulic replaced by A65


Demolition Plant - Hydraulic Rotating replaced by A65


Demolition Plant - Long Reach replaced by A65


Dump Truck - Articulated Chassis

A: Up to 15 tonnes

B: All sizes


A: Up to 15 tonnes

Dump Truck - Rigid Chassis

B: Up to 50 tonnes

C: All sizes (wheeled)

D: All sizes (tracked)


A: Tracked

Excavator 360 below 10 tonnes

B: Wheeled


A: Tracked

Excavator 360 above 10 tonnes

B: Wheeled

C: Lifting Operations


A: Blocked duties only

Mobile Crane

B: Pick-and-carry duties only

C: All duties


Appointed Person (Lifting Operations)


Crane/Lifting Operations Supervisor


Pedestrian Operated Tower Crane

A: Up to 36m - 100m/te

B: Inclined Jib


A: Materials processing

Demolition Plant

B: Demolishing up to 15m

C: Demolishing up to 30m

D: Demolishing all heights

D90 A-E supercedes A65 A-D


Compact Crane

A: Static stabilisers

B: Mobile Industrial

C: Luffing Static Duties

D: 360 - Pick and Carry


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Tunnel Locomotive

A: Electric - Up to 10 tonnes

B: Electric - All sizes

C: Diesel - Up to 10 tonnes

D: Diesel - All sizes

E: Tandem


A: Tracked boom equipped Up to 10 tonnes non-operational only

Plant Driving

B: Tracked boom equipped Up to 10 tonnes loading/unloading

C: Tracked boom equipped Up to 50 tonnes non-operational only

D: Tracked boom equipped Up to 50 tonnes loading/unloading

E: Tracked boom equipped All sizes non-operational only

F: Tracked boom equipped All sizes loading/unloading

G: Tracked (blade/shovel) Up to 20 tonnes non-operational only

H: Tracked (blade/shovel) Up to 20 tonnes loading/unloading

I: Tracked (blade/shovel) All sizes non-operational only

J: Tracked (blade/shovel) All sizes loading/unloading

K: Wheeled articulated chassis Up to 15 tonnes non-operational only

L: Wheeled articulated chassis Up to 15 tonnes loading/unloading

M: Wheeled articulated chassis All sizes non-operational only

N: Wheeled articulated chassis All sizes loading/unloading

O: Wheeled rigid chassis Up to 15 tonnes non-operational only

P: Wheeled rigid chassis Up to 15 tonnes loading/unloading

Q: Wheeled rigid chassis All sizes non-operational only

R: Wheeled rigid chassis All sizes loading/unloading

S: Non-operational Ride on Roller

T: Loading/unloading Ride on Roller

All A68 endorsements are separate by chassis group but have senior endorsements within the chassis group. Loading/
unloading endorsement has the higher status.

Soil Stabiliser

A: Self Propelled

B: Towed

C: Spreader Self Propelled


A: Up to 13 metres

Static Concrete Placing Boom

B: All sizes


A: Materials Processing

Demolition Plant

B: Up to 10 tonnes

C: Demolishing up to 15 metres

D: Demolishing up to 30 metres

E: Demolishing all heights


Demolition Operations

A: Demolition Operations extracting

Skid Steer Tool Carrier

B: Demolition Operations - demolishing

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