All Flannery operators undergo a robust on-boarding process, delivered by our qualified team of trainers across the country. Flannery has developed a suite of in-house training modules which complement the CPCS scheme and are widely recognised by the industry. All operators hold the relevant CPCS category as standard and then undergo a range of familiarisation and upskilling modules.

Plant Operator

  • CPCS qualified
  • Specific attachment familiarisation
  • GPS training
  • Safe and correct use of the Quick Hitch
  • Lifting Operations
  • Eco-Operator training
  • Height & Slew training
  • Dual View Dumper familiarisation

HGV Operators

  • CPC Qualified
  • CPCS Loader/Securer and Plant Movements
  • Loadmaster training
  • Working time directive and fatigue management training


  • NVQ Construction Plant Maintenance Level 2
  • Plant Movements
  • Safe use of excavator as a crane training
  • Safe urban driving

Our rigorous “on-boarding” process and fully integrated database and skills matrix track operators’ tickets and renewals using a sophisticated gap reporting process ensuring we remain compliant on all sites.

Training Provision

Our qualified trainers are able to deliver a range of high-quality upskilling modules for our clients, such us Loadmaster Training, Thumbs Up and Red Zone Training, as well as Familiarisation Training on self-drive. Find out more here

As part of our training provision at the new Operator Skills Hub, we have developed a dedicated Utility Detection Zone, meeting the needs of the industry by providing a comprehensive training program on a dedicated site to reduce the risks of utility strikes. Working with partner Leica Geosystems, the Skills Hub will be running EUSR HG47 Utility Excavations – Category 1 courses starting in March 2021.


To ensure the unsafe practice is being flagged without hesitation we have introduced OperateSAFE cards. These cards act as a reminder to put safety and wellbeing first and empower Flannery people to STOP any activity that could lead to harm.