NPORS Trained Operator Card

Frequently asked questions about the NPORS Trained Operator Card

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

In order to apply for this card the following requirements must be met, depending on the candidates experience these may change.

Candidates must be profiled by an ATP (Approved 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 testing.

Candidates must undertake training / testing conducted in line with the NPORS course objectives, learning outcomes and training ratios

All Candidates must undertake NPORS theoretical and practical tests

This can be obtained with a valid a health, safety & environment test for operatives ( last 2 years from date of card claim)

Validity – The Red Trained Operator Card is valid for 2 years

How can I renew an NPORS Red Trained Operator Card?

Candidates are expected to have completed their NVQ qualification before the expiration of this card, However a 12 month extension is available if the qualification is delayed ( proof of relevant NVQ / SVQ registration required for extension to be granted).

How do I get an NPORS Red Trained Operator 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.

Do I need CSCS with NPORS?

No, although the CSCS logo on the card can be more preferred by sites as it demonstrates the operator has met the minimum Health and Safety requirements.

How do I renew an NPORS Red Trained Operator Card?

The card cannot be renewed. It can be upgraded to a Blue operator card on completion of the relevant NVQ. The card can be extended up to 12 month if the operator can prove they are registered and working towards the relevant NVQ.

Supporting Courses & Training

Supporting courses, training and qualifications for the NPORS Red Trained Operator Card
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NPORS N001 – Industrial Counterbalance Forklift Truck – Forklift Training

TYPE
Experienced & Novice
This course is aimed at people who require an NPORS card for operating an Industrial Counterbalance Forklift Truck.
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NPORS N003 – Reach Lift Truck – Lift Truck Training

TYPE
Experienced & Novice
This course is aimed at people who require an NPORS card for operating a Reach Lift Truck.
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NPORS N009 – Rough Terrain Lift Truck – Rough Terrain Lift Truck Training

TYPE
Experienced & Novice
This course is aimed at people who require an NPORS card for operating a Rough Terrain Lift Truck.
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NPORS N010 – Telescopic Handler – Telescopic Handler Training

TYPE
Experienced & Novice
This course is aimed at people who require an NPORS card for operating a Telescopic Handler (Various sizes).
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NPORS N016 – Excavator Micro 360 (up to 1 tonne)

TYPE
Experienced & Novice
This course is aimed at people who require an NPORS card for operating a Excavator Micro 360 (Up to 1 Tonne).
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NPORS N017 – Abrasive Wheels Hand Held Petrol Driven Cut Off Saw

TYPE
Experienced & Novice
The aim of the Abrasive Wheels training course is to provide candidates with the basic knowledge and practical skills involved in the safe mounting and selection of Abrasive Wheels and Cutting Discs to the official NPORS (National Plant Operators Registration Scheme) Standard.
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NPORS N100 – Excavator as a Crane

TYPE
Experienced & Novice
This course is aimed at people who require the knowledge and practical skills needed to safely carry out lifting operations using a 360 Excavator.
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NPORS N104 – Overhead Crane – Crane Operator Training

TYPE
Experienced & Novice
This course is aimed at people who require an NPORS card for operating an Overhead Crane.
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NPORS N107 – Lorry Loader – Lorry Loader Training

TYPE
Experienced & Novice
This course is aimed at people who require an NPORS card for operating a Lorry Loader and all associated attachments.
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NPORS N108 & N109 – MEWP Boom / Scissor

TYPE
Experienced & Novice
This course is aimed at people who require an NPORS card for operating MEWP Boom / Scissor.
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NPORS N132 – Plant Mover – Plant Mover Training

TYPE
Experienced & Novice
Aimed at operators who work with the movement of plant machinery, and require an NPORS card.
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NPORS N133 – Plant Machinery Marshal Training

TYPE
Experienced & Novice
This course teaches you knowledge and practical skills in marshalling, moving, parking and working with Plant Machinery who require an NPORS card.
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NPORS N202 – 360 Excavator Training – 360 Excavator Course

TYPE
Experienced & Novice
This course provides safety knowledge and practical training in the safe use of tracked or wheeled excavators. To provide both theoretical and practical training to ensure the safe usage of an excavator including the safe and efficient operation.
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NPORS N204 – Dumper Ticket – Dumper Training

TYPE
Experienced & Novice
This course is aimed at people who require an NPORS card for operating a forward tipping dumper.
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NPORS N205 – Rear Tipping Dumper – Rear Tipping Dumper Training

TYPE
Experienced & Novice
This course is aimed at people who require an NPORS card for operating a Rear Tipping Dumper either Rigid or Articulated all sizes.
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NPORS N207 – Crusher – Crusher Training

TYPE
Experienced & Novice
The NPORS Crusher Training Course is designed to provide candidates with the skills and knowledge required in order to operate a crusher.
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NPORS N208 – Screener – Screener Training

TYPE
Experienced & Novice
This course is aimed at people who require an NPORS card for operating a Screener.
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NPORS N209 – Loading Shovel Training – Loading Shovel Licence

TYPE
Experienced & Novice
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NPORS N212 – Skid Steer Loader – Skid Steer Loader Training

TYPE
Experienced & Novice
This course is aimed at people who require an NPORS card for operating a Skid Steer Loader (Bobcat).
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NPORS N214 – Road Roller Training – Ride on Roller Training

TYPE
Experienced & Novice
This course is aimed at people who require an NPORS card for operating a Road Roller / Ride on Roller.
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NPORS N240 – Grader Operator Course – Grader Training Courses

TYPE
Experienced & Novice
This course is aimed at people who require an NPORS card for operating a Grader.
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NPORS N301 – Abrasive Wheel Training – Abrasive Wheels Course

TYPE
Experienced & Novice
The aim of the Abrasive Wheels training course is to provide candidates with the basic knowledge and practical skills involved in the safe mounting and selection of Abrasive Wheels and Cutting Discs to the official NPORS (National Plant Operators Registration Scheme) Standard.
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NPORS N304 – CAT and Genny Training – Cable Avoidance Tools Course

TYPE
Experienced & Novice
This short course addresses both the theory and practical aspects of safely using a Cable Avoidance Tool (CAT) and Signal Generator (Genny). Students will be taught essentials on how to use the equipment before a practical element where they will be shown how to correctly trace and mark underground service lines. Training is delivered in line with HSG 47 for Avoiding Danger from Underground Services.
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NPORS N402 – Slinger / Signaller – Slinger / Signaller Training

TYPE
Experienced & Novice
This course is aimed at people who require an NPORS card for carrying out Slinger/Signaller duties.
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NPORS N403 – Vehicle Marshall Course – Vehicle Marshall Training

TYPE
Experienced & Novice
This course is aimed at people who require an NPORS card for carrying out Vehicle Marshalling.
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NPORS N404 – Safe Working at Height – Safe Working at Height Training

TYPE
Experienced & Novice
This course is aimed at people who require an NPORS card specific to Safe Working at Height.
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NPORS N723 – Harness Course – Harness Training Course

TYPE
Experienced & Novice
This course is aimed at people who require the knowledge and practical skills to work effectively and safely when using harness or fall arrest equipment.
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NPORS N726 – Quick Hitch Awareness – Quick Hitch Awareness Training

TYPE
Experienced & Novice
Aimed at operatives who are required to attach or work with machinery that require the operation of quick hitch systems and require an NPORS card.
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