Since NPORS was formed in 1992, it has worked hard to ensure that appropriate training and assessments are being delivered to employers in the construction, utilities, distribution and warehousing, ports and marine, rail and agricultural sectors. The Health & Safety Executive organisation recognize NPORS training providers as fully competent to train, test and certify operators.
The main objective of the NPORS certificate is to allow a flexible approach to meet the needs of the employer and to help and assist in providing an adequately trained construction workforce. The NPORS operator registration card is produced for an individual who has successfully completed practical and knowledge assessments on the categories shown on the back of the card. This shows that they have achieved a level of competence to operate the item on the card.
An NPORS card is much more flexible than other schemes, giving you the ability to:
Include attachments – E.g. Telescopic Handler – with Bucket attachment.
Restrict the card for Operational reasons – E.g. 180 Excavator – restricted to front bucket use only.
Restrict the card for Commercial reasons – E.g. Restricted for use on A Company Ltd sites only.
This is where NPORS training really comes into its own. The variety of categories available is unrivalled.
Sure, they offer the “normal” categories – Excavators, Dumpers, Rollers, Lift Trucks etc but they also have a lot of other courses that other schemes do not.
These include Slinging and Lifting with Excavator, Vehicle Banksman (Traffic Marshall), Quick Hitch (Safety or Awareness), Cable Avoidance Tool (CAT and Genny) and Abrasive Wheels.
Safetech can offer full Novice Training Courses with NPORS assessments at the end for candidates with no previous experience. We ensure that no matter what, you have access to the construction training you need. Be it CPCS or NPORS training, we are certain to have the courses you are looking for.
We also offer bespoke courses for semi experienced operators or those that may have used the machine in a different capacity E.g. A 360 Excavator operator who has only used the machine in a scrap yard with a grab attachment.
Please call a member of our friendly training team on 00353 74912 7786 if you have any questions regarding, training, testing or renewals.
An operator can renew his NPORS card in one of two ways:
An employer signs a renewal notification form. This signature is to verify that the operator has maintained a good standard on the category and has been accident free during their employment.
Refresher training to be completed for each group of categories.
We recommend that refresher testing is taken to give you the peace of mind that your operators are still operating to the required standard. It is also an opportunity to iron out any bad habits that they may have picked up over the lifespan of their card.