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CSR introduces new Plant Achievement Tests

The Construction Skills Register (CSR) is introducing new Plant Achievement Tests from 30 April 2018. The tests are being introduced to improve the standard and quality assurance of the CSR plant scheme and must be completed by all applicants for new, additional or upgrade plant cards. Renewals are not affected.

The new Plant Achievement Tests are being introduced in thirteen categories with a further seven being rolled out by the summer. Applicants for a red Trained Plant CSR card will now complete an Achievement Test rather than a plant Award/Certificate. Candidates applying for a blue Plant Operative card must complete the Plant Achievement Test along with an NVQ Level 2 in Plant Operations.

The tests, which include both theory and practical elements, can only be carried out by the four accredited CSR plant providers listed below. Please contact the training providers directly for bookings.

  • Belfast Skills Development- Temple
  • Industry Training Services- Portadown
  • McKinney Plant & Safety- Strabane
  • Woodhill Training- Cullybackey

For further information please contact the CSR Scheme Manager, Jonathan Caughey, on 028 9087 7150 or