CPCS Categories & Questions


Here’s a list of categories that ACOP Group currently offer under the CPCS scheme – including theory test questions.


A02 RT02 Crawler Crane Over 10 Tonnes
A04 RT04 Tower crane A: Trolley jib
B: Luffing jib
A09 RT09 Forward Tipping Dumper A: Wheeled
B: Tracked
A12 RT12 Excavator 180º above 5 tonnes
A14 RT14 Rough Terrain Masted Forklift
A15 RT14 Forklift Side-Loader
A16 RT14 Industrial Forklift Truck
A17 RT17 Telescopic Handler A: Industrial Telescopic
B: Up to 9 metres
C: All sizes ex. 360° slew
A19 RT19 Grader
A20 RT20 Hoist A: Rack & pinion Goods
B: Passenger/ Goods combined
C: Rope operated goods
D: Transport platform
A21 RT21 Wheeled Loading Shovel
A22 RT22 Tracked Loaded Shovel
A23 RT23 Skid Steer Loader
A25 RT25 Mobile Elevating Work Platform – Scissor
A26 RT26 Mobile Elevating Work Platform – Boom A: Vehicle Mounted
B: Self-propelled
A31 RT31 Ride on Roller
A32 RT32 Soil/Landfill Compactor
A33 RT33 Agricultural Tractor
A34 RT34 Crawler – Tractor / Dozer
A36 RT36 Lorry Loader A: Hook
B: Clamshell
C: Hydraulic Clamp
A40 RT40 Slinger/ Signaller A: All types – all duties
B: All types – static duties
C: Knuckle boom – static duties only
D: Excavator only
E: Lift truck only
A42 RT42 Crusher
A43 RT43 Screener
A56 RT56 Dump Truck – Articulated Chassis A: Up to 15 tonnes
B: All sizes
A57 RT56 Dump Truck – Rigid Chassis A: Up to 15 tonnes
B: Up to 50 tonnes
C: All sizes (wheeled)
D: All sizes (tracked)
A58 RT59 Excavator 360º below 10 tonnes A: Tracked
B: Wheeled
C: Lifting ops
A59 RT59 Excavator 360º above 10 tonnes A: Tracked
B: Wheeled
C: Lifting ops
A60 RT60 Mobile Crane A: Blocked duties only
B: Pick and carry duties only
C: All duties
A61 RT61 Appointed Person – Lifting Operations
A62 RT62 Crane/lifting Operations Supervisor
A63 RT63 Pedestrian operated tower crane A: Up to 36m – 100m/te
B: Inclined jib
A64 None Overhead travelling crane A: Remote operated control
B: Fixed cab control
A66 None Compact crane A: Static-stabilisers
B: Mobile industrial
C: Luffing static duties
D: 360 – pick & carry
A68 None Plant driving E: Tracked boom equipped – all sizes – non-operational only
F: Tracked boom equipped – all sizes – loading/ unloading
I: Tracked (blade/ shovel) – all sizes – non-operational only
J: Tracked (blade/ shovel) – all sizes – loading/ unloading
M: Wheeled articulated chassis – all sizes – non-operational only
N: Wheeled articulated chassis – all sizes – 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
A71 None Soil Stabiliser A: Self propelled
B: Towed
C: Spreader self propelled
A73 None Plant & vehicle marshaller
A73 None Plant & vehicle marshaller
A94 None Telehandler suspended loads (non-rough terrain)
A77 RT77 Telescopic handler 360 slew
A98 None Lifting Ops
(theory only)



Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS) is a card scheme developed to prove the skills of plant operators. It is the product of professional competence and general safety awareness, which are two essential qualities for operating specialised plant machinery.

CPCS is the largest and most recognised card scheme for the plant industry.

CSCS card provide proof that individuals working on construction sites have the required training and qualifications. CSCS cards bring business benefits that help to improve on-site efficiency and cut costs for both contractors and clients. There is a range of CSCS cards to reflect the varied occupations in construction.