Appointed Person Difference Between CPCS and NPORS

Appointed Person Course Outline:

Two Accredited Options Available (Both UK)
CPCS Appointed Person Course & NPORS Appointed Person CourseAccredited bodies explained:
CPCS -Construction Plant Certification Scheme – Were formally run and funded by CITB – Construction
Industry Training Board which is a UK Government body. CPCS have now been bought by NOCN, a private body with no experience in construction training.
NPORS – National Plant Operators Registration Scheme – were set up in 1992 as an alternative to CPCS / CITB.
From their website –

“Founded in 1992, NPORS was formed to challenge the status quo within the construction industry and we are as dedicated to the goal of ensuring standards today as the day it all began. NPORS stands firm on the principles it was founded on; supporting industry, regulated training and testing, consistent improvement, equal opportunities and transparency about how we work. Since its beginnings, NPORS has continued to progress to be a trusted and recognised name in the industry, offering employers a credible training alternative.”

Duration of course 4 Days training 1 Day assessment 4 Days training 1 Day assessment
Legislation & Codes Covered HSAWA 1974 LOLER98. PUWER 98. BS7121 Parts 1,2 & 3 HSAWA 1974 LOLER98. PUWER 98. BS7121 Parts 1,2 & 3
Lift Plan Preparation Yes Yes
Risk Assessment Preparation Yes Yes
Method Statement Preparation Yes Yes
Produce Drawings – Plan, Elevation and Rigging Drawings to Scale Yes Yes
Theory Assessment Yes – 78 Questions Yes – 30 Questions
Practical Assessment Yes – Choice of 8 Scenarios Yes – Choice of 8 Scenarios
Practical Assessment to demonstrate the candidates’ competency in supervising a complex lift as is advised by CPA Guidelines and BS7121 No Yes
Obtain a card without having to do MAPS Health and Safety Test No Yes
Can obtain an NVQ /SVQ qualification in future with scheme Yes Yes if MAP H&S test completed
Duration of Card 2 Years 3 Years
Recognised in Ireland, UK & Europe Yes Yes
Max Number of Candidates on Course 8 6

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