The aim of the NPORS Loading Shovel (Tracked or Wheeled) Training Course:
NPORS Loading Shovel (Tracked or Wheeled) Training Course is to provide delegates with the basic knowledge and practical skills involved in operating a Loading Shovel to the NPORS (National Plant Operators Registration Scheme) standard.
Successful delegates will be issued with a relevant NPORS Loading Shovel Operators Card which is valid for 5 years.
NPORS Loading Shovel (Tracked or Wheeled) Training Course Objectives
The objectives of the course are to enable delegates to:
Be able to operate the machine safely and correctly in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions and accepted good practice.
Carry out a pre-shift inspection.
Be able to operate safely under varying site conditions.
Be able to carry out minor adjustments and routine services.
Have sufficient knowledge and practical skills to successfully complete the NPORS assessment.
Who Do We Recommend Attends The NPORS Loading Shovel (Tracked or Wheeled) Training Course?
All personnel required to operate a Tracked or Wheeled Loading Shovel.
Delegates will participate in theory lessons and practical demonstrations and exercises covering:
An introduction to the construction industry.
Current relevant regulations.
Introduction to machine.
Controls and instruments.
Coolant, fuel and lubrication systems.
Excavate from a bank / stockpile.
Creating a stockpile with excavated material.
Use of the 4 in 1 bucket.
Reducing the level of excavations to line and level.
NPORS assessment, which includes theory and practical elements.
The duration of the training course depends on the experience and number of delegates, and the ratio of delegates / machines per Instructor.
Health and Safety Training and Testing
It is recommended that all delegates complete the NPORS specific health and safety test.
Testing / Certification
All delegates will undertake the NPORS assessment and on successful completion will be issued with a relevant NPORS Operators Card which is valid for 5 years.
Where does this training take place?
We have an approved test training centre in Knockdrin, Co. Offaly, Ireland.
Testing/Certification: Upon successful completion of the NPORS assessment, participants will receive an NPORS Operators Card, valid for 5 years. This certification attests to their competence in operating a Loading Shovel.
Important Information: Delegates must bring photo identification, such as a valid Passport or Driving Licence. For course bookings or additional information, interested individuals are encouraged to contact the training center.
Training Location: The approved test training center is located in Knockdrin, Co. Offaly, Ireland, offering convenient access via the M4 motorway with close links to Dublin and Belfast. Alternatively, training can be conducted at the customer’s premises, provided the facilities meet the specified criteria.
As participants engage in the NPORS Loading Shovel (Tracked or Wheeled) Training Course, they will benefit from in-depth theory sessions and hands-on exercises. The course’s focus extends beyond machine operation to include an understanding of the construction industry, ensuring a holistic approach to skill development. Covering pertinent regulations and emphasizing pre-shift inspections, the curriculum promotes a proactive stance towards safety and maintenance.
The flexibility of training duration accommodates diverse delegate experiences, allowing for tailored learning experiences. The emphasis on health and safety testing reinforces the commitment to a secure working environment. The course’s practicality is enhanced by the NPORS assessment, ensuring that certified operators possess a well-rounded proficiency in Loading Shovel operation for the next five years.
Conclusion: The NPORS Loading Shovel (Tracked or Wheeled) Training Course provides a comprehensive and practical learning experience for individuals involved in operating Loading Shovels. With a focus on safety, regulatory compliance, and hands-on skills development, this course ensures that participants are well-equipped to handle the challenges of operating Loading Shovels in various work environments.
It is 5 minutes from the M4 motorway with close links to Dublin and Belfast.
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Training can also take place at customer’s premises if facilities meet the test criteria.