Renewing a CPCS tester card (NOCN Jobcards update) January 2021

Renewing a CPCS tester card (NOCN Jobcards update) January 2021

The following is the full requirements required to be completed in order to renew a CPCS Tester Card after the 4th January 2021: Hold a CPCS Full Tester Card Hold valid in date First Aid certificate Hold one of the following Health & Safety Qualifications: NEBOSH Construction Certificate within 5 years NEBOSH Construction Certificate with IOSH Membership (Tech IOSH Level Membership as a minimum) if older than 5years Site Managers Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) Managing and Co-ordinating Plant (MCP) with Refresher were applicable IOSH Managing Safely (within 5 years) Level 5 or 6 H&S Qualification accompanied with an in date CSCS card stating the following occupation routes: Construction Health and Safety Manager (with Minimum Tech IOSH Membership) Construction Health and Safety Senior Manager (with Minimum Tech IOSH Membership) Demonstrate Practical operating ability for the categories held on the CPCS Tester Card.  – This can be evidenced by either of the following options: Hold a Valid CPCS Competent Operator Card for the categories held on the tester card Undertaken an Advanced Technical Test for a category within the last 5 years. Complete and achieve the Advanced on Site Assessment (AOSA) for all categories held on the CPCS Tester Card. What is the Advanced On Site Assessment (AOSA)? As testers who hold a Valid CPCS Competent Operator card can use this to demonstrate practical operating ability as part of the renewal process, it would be unreasonable to ask those without this card to undertake a more rigorous process to demonstrate operating ability.  Therefore, as the standard On Site Assessment (OSA) can be used to renew the Competent Operator card in lieu...
Advanced CPCS tests with ACOP

Advanced CPCS tests with ACOP

We’ve receive a number of enquiries from new and experienced CPCS testers looking to add categories to their current remit. As a company we are always happy to support testers by offering a CPCS advanced testing service. After all, construction is an industry built around collaboration. At ACOP Group Limited are fortunate to have access to a range of experienced and friendly testers. We also have access to and own a range of quality modern plant equipment. R of E A prerequisite for completing an advanced test (and one which often causes confusion) is the CPCS Record of Experience (R of E). This document must be submitted to the test centre, as it declares the tester’s operating/ lifting experience and confirms their eligibility for taking the advanced test. The hours declared must be authentic, with named contacts and references provided for traceability. Furthermore, the majority of hours must be ‘current’ i.e. achieved within the last 5 years. Monitoring Once verified, the NOCN Job Cards Senior Quality Consultant (monitor) is contacted for further approval and a date set. It is mandatory for the CPCS Advanced test to be invigilated by the NOCN monitor. Further information Occasionally a period of familiarisation may be requested to ensure the new tester is fully conversant with the plant machinery to be used on test and thus enable them to fully prepare. A CITB Managers and Professional test must also be in date (completed within two years). Further information can be found here....

Welcome back…

We have cautiously reopened our doors and look forward to welcoming you all back in due course. We have taken the time to risk assess all our activities and are confident that we have the necessary protocols in place to ensure everyone’s safety during your time at ACOP. Please bear with us while we start rescheduling courses, as a number of these will be run with reduced numbers to ensure our social distancing measure remain tight. We are not yet in the position to start offering CSCS and CPCS renewal tests. However, CPCS have created the temporary COVID card for those whose CPCS cards are coming close to expiry and are unable to renew by the traditional means. As the weeks/months unfold and we understand more about the propagation of this awful virus. ACOP will do everything in it’s power to ensure it’s duties are carried out safely and in conjunction the latest government guidance. Take care Team...
See you soon…

See you soon…

Given the latest government announcement we will be postponing all training courses and NVQ visits scheduled for the coming weeks owing to the COVID-19 outbreak. If you have paid a deposit, you are entitled to a full refund if you do not wish to transfer to the next available date (to be scheduled). We will continue to take NVQ registrations, course bookings, process card extensions and offer advice. However, we kindly ask for your patience as dates for courses and NVQ visits are indeterminate (for the time being). Our lines of communication will remain open so feel free to telephone, email, message, text, tweet or even write to us at ACOP Group. We will continue to keep you updated and will post regular updates along the way. #besafe...

ACOP Group’s precautions regarding COVID-19

ACOP Group Limited are committed to preventing the spread of COVID-19 (Corona Virus). We are currently following all of the government guidelines in order to protect our customers and staff as best we can. ACOP Group have introduced the following actions: Cleaning all areas of our offices more regularly Ensuring sufficient stock of soap and disinfectants which are accessible to staff and visitors Asking all visitors and staff to wash their hands as they arrive at the centre and before they leave – or apply hand sanitiser (when available) Temporarily suspending CSCS test for the open market (they are currently only available for customers booked onto a course) Conducting theory tests in larger classrooms which are well ventilated Cleaning handles, steering wheels and levers in machines between each driver This is the link we will (and you should) check daily and will use to amend our policy and responses to any COVID-19 related scenario if and when the guidance is updated again. Public Health Wales also release daily statements at 11am: https://phw.nhs.wales/news/public-health-wales-statement-on-novel-coronavirus-outbreak/ Please do not visit if you have a high temperature, have a consistent cough or any other COVID-19 symptoms. In this instance you should self-isolate for 7 days (14 days if there are others in your household) in accordance with government guidelines. If you have returned from any affected country or have been in contact with affected people, please do not visit our site and seek advice from NHS 111. We kindly ask for you to avoid paying in cash (as COVID-19 is transferable on surfaces, especially money as it constantly changes hands). Please avoid sharing food....