Hire from a range of 360 telehandlers with ACOP Group

Hire from a range of 360 telehandlers with ACOP Group

Check out our fleet of 360 telehandlers which you can hire for your project in Wales, England, or Scotland. We provide both operated and self-drive hire and are CPA registered. We can also train your operators via our CPCS (construction plant competence scheme) test centre. Other machines and attachments are also available through ACOP Group. You can get more info from the hire section of our website, or contact us...
CITB training model to streamline training, traceability and grant claims.

CITB training model to streamline training, traceability and grant claims.

There’s a new CITB training directory, which has been set up for some of the following reasons; Traceability – an online database which allows employers/ individuals to search records to check current skills and manage their training needs. This should also minimise duplication where a learner may have previously received training and have no proof of which. Claims – On successful completion of a course, a CITB Approved Training Organisation (ATO) will confirm the learner’s achievement, upload the details onto the Construction Training Register, triggering the automated grant process for levy registered employers. Thus massively simplifying the claims process. Training – CITB Approved Training Organisations (ATOs) will have the opportunity to advertise training courses enabling employers/ individuals to find the right course at a time and location suitable for them.   More information can be found...
Update on NPORS qualifications from ACOP

Update on NPORS qualifications from ACOP

If you would like an NPORS qualification you can now get it through ACOP. We offer these qualifications as an alternative to CPCS if preferred. Please see our NPORS page for further information. Our CPCS provision remains popular with trainees and employers, and is unaffected… So don’t...
CITB skills and training funding

CITB skills and training funding

If you are small employer or construction federation you could be eligible to receive up to £10k for skills and training funding. If you have an idea for a funded project that addresses industry skills needs, then fill in the expression of interest form on the CITB website before 29th March...
Demystifying the CPCS A77 category (Telescopic Handler 360 slew)

Demystifying the CPCS A77 category (Telescopic Handler 360 slew)

From 28th March 2018 onwards the CPCS A17D category (telescopic handler including 360 slew) is being retired from the scheme. In it’s place will be the A77 category (Telescopic handler 360 slew), the new standard includes working tasks around hoist rope/ winch use which are not currently within the standard for A17D. The A77 category has also been further enhanced to cover travelling with suspended loads, and therefore will not require a separate (A17E) endorsement under this category. How will this affect me? -existing cardholders with the A17D category will need to complete a transitional (A89) CPCS assessment to retain the 360 slew category. The assessment primarily involves a series of lift chart related theory questions, followed by a practical assessment on the winch attachment. What does the A77 test involve? New entrants sitting the A77 test will have a theory test that incorporates some 101 questions. The theory test, which is CPCS’ largest to date, combines the majority of questions from the A17 Telescopic handler and A17e Suspended load test. The practical test also incorporates the standard telescopic handler and suspended load test, with the addition of a number of hoist rope activities. What are CPCS’ reasons for making these changes? A review was undertaken due to the nature in which the slew types have evolved since the Telescopic Handler category was first introduced many years ago, which were then predominately only used for fork use, but are now increasingly being used as ‘a crane’ with a drum hoist and rope. Booking a test ACOP Group are one of the few CPCS test centres able to deliver this...

Combined dumper and roller courses for groundworkers – discounts available

      The sun is out so you could almost say that spring is on the way. Happy February! We at ACOP Group would like to offer you some excellent discounts on combination courses. In other words, you can enrol on two courses that complement each other, and double your chances of employment. As an example, among our many clients and trainees we’ve noticed a rise in combined CPCS Forward Tipping Dumper and Ride on Roller courses amongst ground workers. Other popular choices include: Telescopic handler and Suspended Loads Tracked and Wheeled Excavators Mobile crane and slinger/ signaller Loading Shovel and Dump truck and other combinations… You can even combine more than two courses and be eligible for a discount. Ask for details. To take advantage of this discount, or just to get more info, please contact ACOP Group and let us know which courses you are interested...