NPORS Competent Operator Card

NPORS Competent Operator Card

Frequently asked questions about the NPORS Competent Operator Card

Can you tell me more about the NPORS Competent Operator Card?

There are now 2 options available to operators for the NPORS cards.

NPORS (Traditional) Operator Card

This is either a 3 year or 5 year card specific to the category which can be renewed on completing the NPORS renewal form.

NPORS/CSCS Construction Plant Operator Card

There are two types of NPORS/CSCS cards, an initial Red Card which gives the operator time to complete their NVQ for the relevant units of the plant. Upon completion of the NVQ the operator will progress to the 5 year Blue Competent operator card.

Candidates must Complete the NPORS CPD (Continuous Personal Development) Record and Operator Logbook

Candidates must have a Pass in the Operative CITB health, safety & environment test within the last 2 years.

If a candidate does not require a NPORS CSCS Affiliated operators card then on completion of the NPORS testing they can apply for a traditional NPORS card without having an in date Operative CITB health, safety & environment test.

Validity – The Blue Competent Operator Card is valid for 5 years

Renewable – The Blue Competent Operator Card can be renewed in order to do this candidates need to meet the following criteria.

How can I renew an NPORS Blue Competent Operator Card?

An operator can renew their 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. Or. Refresher training to be completed for each group of categories. For CSCS Affiliated cards Operators must have a Pass in the Operative CITB health, safety & environment test within the last 2 years.

How do I get an NPORS card?

Candidates must be profiled by an Approved NPORS Training Provider to ensure they are suitable for the chosen route, depending on the outcome the candidate will be recommended for Experience Worker Test or a Novice course which will conclude with training and or testing.

Which is the best NPORS Operator Card?

The simple answer is none are any better than the others, however some are more suited to the work you are doing and the various sites requirements. It is advisable that operators speak to their employers, site managers etc. to establish their preferences.

How can I prove that I have an NPORS card?

NPORS have introduced an on-line NPORS Card Checker, any person who has your specific details can attain information on the card and all categories listed.

Supporting Courses & Training

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