2-10 Days depending on experience
Certificate valid for
This CPCS training course is designed for those who require a formal qualification in the use of loading and unloading mobile plant under STGO legislation (Special Types General Order 2003).
The special types rules permit abnormal loads to be carried which exceed the weight or dimensions in The Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986. Vehicles most like to be used under STGO are abnormal indivisible loads, mobile cranes, engineering plant or road recovery vehicles.
We will conduct a learner analysis to identify the duration of training required for those with limited or no experience, whereas experienced operators can attend a two-day experienced worker course.
Through a combination of targeted training and experience, an individual as a STGO loader/securer will be able to:
Learners must have passed the Operatives Health, Safety and Environment Test within the last 2 years, prior to course start date.
Good understanding of spoken and written English.
Mixture of classroom-based teaching and practical exercises, followed by one day assessment - CPCS technical tests.
Learners will receive a Red CPCS Trained Operator Card on passing the CPCS technical tests, valid for two years.
After gaining on-site experience, you must complete an NVQ level 2 within two years to apply for the blue CPCS Competence Card which is renewable every five years.
Grants against the cost of your CPCS training and testing are available for eligible employers. For further information please visit the CITB Grant page.
We can provide construction SMEs with less than 250 employees with free level 2 construction NVQs through our Skills Support for the Workforce programme, funded by the European Social Fund. Please contact us for the regions that are currently eligible, this is for a limited time only.