Welcome to Harbron Training

Training you need, from names you can trust.

With over 25 Years Construction knowledge, it was easy decision to work in partnership with WH Bond.

We can now offer high quality training, testing & accreditation services to all our candidates. Via WH Bond, we can run weekday and weekend courses at our CITB & Construction Skills accredited training site near Liskeard. Working with us is a hassle-free way for employers to keep on top of staff training and qualifications, and for individuals to boost their skills.

  • A09 Forward-Tipping Dumper
  • A09 Forward-Tipping Dumper – Wheeled
  • A09B Forward-Tipping Dumper – Tracked
  • A17A Telescopic Handler – Industrial Telescopic
  • A17B Telescopic Handler – Up to 9m
  • A17C Telescopic Handler – All sizes exc. 360 slew
  • A21 Wheeled Loading Shovel
  • A31 Ride-on Roller
  • A34 Crawler – Tractor / Bulldozer
  • A56 Dump Truck – Articulated Chassis
  • A58 Excavator 360 below 10 tonnes
  • A58A Excavator 360 below 10 tonnes – Tracked
  • A58B Excavator 360 below 10 tonnes – Wheeled
  • A58C Lifting Operations
  • A59 Excavator 360 above 10 tonnes
  • A59A Excavator 360 above 10 tonnes – Tracked
  • A59B Excavator 360 above 10 tonnes – Wheeled
  • A59C Lifting Operations
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  • Industrial Counterbalance Forklift
  • Reach Truck
  • Abrasive Wheels
  • Quick Hitch Awareness
  • Telescopic Handler (all sizes)
  • Side Loader
  • Excavator 180 and 360
  • Mini Excavator 360
  • Forward-Tipping Dumper
  • Rear Dump Truck
  • Loading Shovel
  • Road Roller
  • Loader / Secure STGO and Non-STGO

What Training are you Interested In?



Working in Partnership with WH Bond


Training FAQs

How long is the course?

This will be dependent upon the item of plant and experience of the operator.


Why do I need it?

Benefits to individuals: Recognition of skills, competence and qualification, improved health & safety awareness, improved employment prospects, provision of training standards to equip individuals with relevant skills to enter the industry.

Benefits to employers: Identification of operatives with recognised skills, competence and qualifications, better quality of work, improved health & safety awareness amongst the workforce, provision of training standards to equip individuals with relevant skills to enter the industry. A move to a qualified and carded workforce, which will help to improve customer satisfaction and the industry’s image.


What qualification do I get?

Trained Operator (Red Card)

This card is valid for 2 years from the achievement date of the CPCS practical test and is not renewable. To apply for this card, operators will need to have:

Passed the Construction Skills Health & Safety test no more than 2 years prior to the date of the practical test.

Demonstrated underpinning knowledge and understanding through the CPCS theory test.

Demonstrated operating ability through the CPCS practical test.

Operators with little / no experience will require training prior to attempting any theory or practical test. Experienced operators with no relevant S/NVQ can apply for the card by demonstrating the above.

A relevant S/NVQ must be achieved within the 2 year lifespan for this card in order to progress to the Competent Operator card.


What can I do next?

Once you have completed the operative red card training course, it is possible to progress to the

Competent Operator Card (Blue)

This card is valid for 5 years and is renewable. Operators can upgrade from the Trained Operator card to the Competent Operator card by achieving the full S/NVQ with relevant units and holding a valid Health & Safety test pass.

If applying for this card as a new scheme entrant and working directly towards this card then the operator must also:

Pass the Construction Skills Health & Safety test no more than 2 years prior to the date of the Practical test

Pass the CPCS theory test

Pass the CPCS practical test

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