Plant training & testing


Our aim is to ensure candidates are competently trained and ready to work on modern day, digitally-enabled construction site. The course will cover:

  • The role and responsibilities as a plant operator
  • Basic construction principles and what to expect on site
  • Practical knowledge and how to use equipment effectively
  • Health and safety awareness



CPCS and NPORS training and technical assessment

If you are looking to gain your operator ticket for an item of construction plant, the Operator Skills Hub is a great place to get started. Accredited to CPCS and National Plant Operators Registration Scheme (NPORS), we can provide a full range of plant training and technical tests from a foundation course for new operators to a red card for experienced operators.

The team is also equipped to provide Level 2 NVQ’s in plant operations enabling operators to gain a CPCS blue card.

This training course includes practical operation of the plant and equipment with on site experience, as well as health and safety awareness. Focusing on all of these skills ensures that operators can use plant safely and efficiently.

Our experienced team provides training on the latest plant and equipment and where appropriate, using our state-of-the-art simulators. Using our bespoke training ground, candidates will get a great insight into all aspects of plant operation with a focus on site safety. All of our trainers spend time with Flannery Plant Hire operators and customers for an unique insight into the demands of the modern day, digitally-enabled construction site.

For private individual looking to book a CPCS training course there may be different requirements and pre-requisites. If you would like to know more, please contact us. For CPCS courses, all candidates must have completed a CITB health and safety test which are also available at the Operator Skills Hub.




  • 180 wheeled backhoes above and below 5 tonnes
  • Tracked excavators above and below 10 tonnes
  • Wheeled excavators above and below 10 tonnes
  • Lifting operations

Loaders and dumpers

  • Tracked dump trucks
  • Rigid dump trucks
  • Skid steer


  • Rollers
  • Telehandler
  • Dozer
  • Tractor
  • Scraper
  • Grader



“Training establishment is superb, 5 stars, simulators are amazing!!”

Phil, March 2021


“SEATS course very well delivered and the trainer really knew his stuff!”

Mo, June 2021


“Excellent training, highly recommend this place for GPS.”

Chris, February 2021


“Trainer put me at ease and delivered the course brilliantly.”

Howard, June 2021


“Trainer is the best I’ve ever had in the UK because of his personal and professional skills.”

GC, August 2021


“Facilities are brilliant, trainers really put you through your paces and in a great environment.”

SD, June 2021