Established in 1992, the National Plant Operators Registration Scheme (NPORS) is now one of the leading Accreditation and Registration Bodies, working across the Construction, Industrial, Utilities, Warehousing and Distribution, Agricultural, Ports and Marine sectors.
This training offers flexibility, whilst maintaining standards, both nationally and internationally by working with industry and Accredited Training Providers.
For more information on the National Plant Operators Registration Scheme click here.
NPORS Operator Training
In 2017 JPC Plant & safety also became an accredited training provider for NPORS plant training. We can provide this training either at our training centre in Rhode County Offaly or on customer’s sites.
NPORS training and testing is conducted in accordance with published course objectives and learning outcomes which are derived from the National Occupational Standards. Testing includes Theory and Practical testing. It is possible to book a 1 day course for experienced operators that involves testing only or a novice or refresher course can be booked over several days to include training prior to testing.
The NPORS Operator Card is a record of training/assessment an individual has undertaken to prove their ability to safely operate or drive an item of plant machinery or equipment. Registration with NPORS lasts for three or five years from the date of first initial test.
For general information on NPORS click here.
Training and testing is conducted in accordance with published course objectives and learning outcomes which are derived from the National Occupational Standards. Employers, once they have assessed the suitability of a person for the role of plant operator will then decide which route their candidate should follow i.e. novice, operator, experienced operator requiring training or experienced operator requiring no training. JPC Plant & Safety will complete a pre-assessment of the operator to determine the level of training required.
NPORS Operator Cards
NPORS training and testing is conducted in accordance with published course objectives and learning outcomes which are derived from the National Occupational Standards. Employers. We will assess you for suitability in the role of plant operator and will recommend which we believe you should follow i.e. novice, operator, experienced operator requiring training or experienced operator requiring no training. This is done by profiling each potential candidates
CSCS NPORS Cards
NPORS offers a CSCS card. Much like the CPCS operator cards this type of card will require you to complete practical and theory tests after which you will be awarded a two year ‘red’ Operator Card. During the two years you must then register and complete an appropriate S/NVQ to be awarded a ‘blue’ Competent Operator Card which will then be valid for 5 years.
Before undertaking any CSCS NPORS practical or theory test you will need to have passed a Health, Safety and environment test within the two years prior.
An operator can renew his 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.