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CPA Publish Guidance on Plant Operator Competence

20th May 2014

A new Strategic Forum Plant Safety Group guidance document on “Competence to Operate Construction Plant” has been published by the CPA (Construction Plant-hire Association).


The new “Competence to Operate Construction Plant” document aims to clarify methods for employers to manage, develop and record employees’ competences to operate all types of plant. The HSE and CITB were key participants, alongside a wide range of other organisations. The guidance covers management of training and management of experience as well as management of competence and will be sure to impact on those operating plant as part of scaffold activity.

The document is free and available to download here