NPORS Cards and Testing
The main difference between NPORS and CPCS is the variety of training courses on offer.
We offer the “normal” categories – Excavators, Dumpers, Rollers, Telehandlers etc but they also have a lot of other courses that other schemes do not.
These include Slinging and Lifting with Excavator, Vehicle Banksman (Traffic Marshall), Quick Hitch (Safety or Awareness), Cable Avoidance Tool (CAT and Genny) and Abrasive Wheels. To view the full list please see the NPORS website.
MJF Plant Training & Testing can offer full Novice Training Courses with NPORS assessments at the end for candidates with no previous experience. We ensure that no matter what, you have access to the construction training you need and we are certain to have the courses you are looking for.
We also offer bespoke courses for semi experienced operators or those that may have used the machine in a different capacity E.g. A 360 Excavator operator who has only used the machine to load or other duties.
Experienced Worker Assessment – EWA
Alternatively, if you or your operators are experienced, an Experienced Worker Assessment is available.
These can again be on your own site. For the latter, your site must meet NPORS specification for the category (available upon request) and you must also have the correct items of plant and equipment on site.
It is recommended that delegates have at least 2 years prior experience although, as with anything, experience and ability are subjective. Even if your knowledge base or experience is limited, our construction training courses are certain to teach you everything you need to know for the future.
Successful candidates will be issued with an NPORS Red card, which is valid for 2 years. Our NPORS training is provided by professionals in the construction industry so they are assured to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to complete your course and receive your NPORS card.
Unlike CPCS, you have the option of undertaking the practical and theory tests either at an accredited test centre or at another location of your choosing (assuming it meets the necessary criteria).
Before undertaking any CSCS NPORS practical or theory test you will need to have passed a Health & Safety touch screen test within the two years prior.
If you currently have a valid ‘traditional’ NPORS card there is the option of changing it to a CSCS card by passing a Health & Safety touch screen test and applying to change the card.