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To book an NPORS course or for further help or information, please call 0333 444 0018.

NPORS stands for the National Plant Operators Registration Scheme. It is an established, accredited training scheme in the UK. NPORS are partnered with the CSCS card scheme to identify the training level and skill level of individual workers.

Who should attend?

Traditional NPORS card

  • Novice – No pre-requisites
  • Experienced Workers – 18-months verifiable experience and/or 6 months consistent daily experience in the category

For those with limited or no experience, we ask for an Initial Assessment to be completed to identify how many days of training will be required. Experienced operators can attend the 1-day Experienced Worker Assessment (Test Only).


In addition to the above, delegates must have proof of having passed the CITB Health, Safety & Environmental touch test within the two years prior.

A good understanding of spoken and written English is required for all NPORS courses.


NPORS Theory assessment is made up of open and multiple-choice questions and a Practical assessment.

What is covered?

NPORS courses cover:

  • A basic understanding of the industry, dangers and responsibilities of a plant operator.
  • A working knowledge of the manufacturer’s handbook for the specific machine for the course.
  • Learning to locate and identify the major components of the machine and explain their functions.
  • Being able to locate and identify steering, driving and braking controls and explain the relevant functions.
  • Identifying, maintaining and wearing appropriate PPE.
  • Conducting pre-operational and safety checks in line with the manufacturer and current legislation.
  • Safely mounting and dismounting the machine.
  • Starting, stopping and safely moving the machine off.
  • Configuring the machine for movement and manoeuvring ready to carry out tasks.
  • Carrying out tasks appropriate for the machine.
  • Carrying out all end of shift and shut down procedures.

NPORS Courses

If you do not see the course you require listed below, please call us on 0333 444 0018.

Excavator 360 – N202

Material Re-Handlers – N722

Excavator 180 – N201

Forward Tipping Dumper – N204

Road Roller – N214

Excavators used as Crane – Novice – N100

Excavators used as Crane – Experienced – N100

Plant Loader & Securer – N120

Plant Mover – Non-Operational Duties – N132

Telescopic Material Handler – N010

Telescopic Handler Suspended Loads Novice – N138

Telescopic Handler Suspended Loads Experienced – N138

Industrial Counterbalance Lift- Reach Truck – N100

Slinger Signaller (all duties) – N402

Mobile Elevated Work Platform – Boom – N108

Mobile Elevated Work Platform – Scissor – N109

Harness and Fall Arrest – N723

Ladder Safety – N711 – Safe Use of Ladders

Mobile Towers – N706

Site Safety Awareness – S001

Safe Working at Height – N404

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