NPORS CSCS Accredited Training

NPORS (National Plant Operators Registration Scheme) was established in 1992 and has now become one of the UK’s leading accrediting bodies, working across such industries as: construction, industrial, utilities, warehousing and distributions, agricultural, ports and marine sectors.

Operators can choose to achieve one of two cards: a standard NPORS card, or for those working within the construction environment, a CSCS Affiliated card.

How does it work?

Operators will need to complete an initial NPORS training course. Once successfully tested, operators will receive a Red Trained Operator card which outlines the machine (s) that they are able to operate. This card will be valid for two years.

During the two-year period, operators must enrol onto an (S) NVQ with unit credits applicable to the categories of plant stated on their card, and they must also successfully complete the CITB Health, Safety and Environmental touch screen test.

Upon successful completion of both, operators will receive a Blue Competent Operator card which is valid for five years from the date of application. Alongside this, a CPD record/operator logbook will be issued so operators can keep an ongoing record of continuous professional development and operating hours in their role.

For operators already holding the relevant (S) NVQ with the relevant units, they can apply for their Blue card once successfully completing both their NPORS Test and online CITB Health, Safety and Environmental touch screen test.

For more information on the NPORS scheme, contact a member of our team today.

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