NPORS Exeter

The National Plant Operators Registration Scheme (NPORS) was introduced in 1992. Since then it has become one of the UK’s leading accreditation and registration bodies. NPORS Exeter Training is used across a vast range of sectors, including Construction, Utilities and Industrial.


Furthermore just like all of our services, NPORS Exeter offers the most flexible and cost effective choice for our clients, without compromising on strict compliance or high standards.


Routes of Entry:
Different Routes of Entry for Operators into the NPORS Exeter Scheme.


Novice Training:
Novice Training is for those learners who have no or limited experience in the activity or machine operation.
Novice course durations may be reduced due to experience or reduced training objectives.


Refresher Training:
Undertaken when a certificate is to be renewed or previous training is to be updated and the employer feels the operator will benefit from remedial tuition. Operators must hold a previous certificate or have had previous training. In either case a copy of the previous certificate must be presented.


Conversion Training:
Undertaken when an operator is converting from one machine type to another eg. Converting from industrial Telescopic Handler (J5) to Rough Terrain Telescopic Handler (J3).


The operator must hold a certificate for the original category being converted.


Experience Worker Test (EWT)
Undertaken when the operator has demonstrated experience and their employer feels they do not require remedial tuition. However this is often the case for practical operation but not so for the underpinning knowledge.
In reality the theory element will require an element of tuition in most case so to afford the candidate every opportunity to succeed.


The instructor can deliver a brief update on the theory element on the day but revision by the candidate is advised.

The ratios listed below are based on maximum candidates, duration can be reduced when candidate ratio is lower.


Our aim is to provide training solutions to suit our customers’ individual needs, from companies who need multiple units covered or individuals who need assistance in one specific area. So whether it is NPORS accredited training or in house training, we can help.


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    Cat No Machine Type Novice Course Duration Max Number of Novice Test Max Number of Refresher Test Max number of Experienced Worker Test
    N001 Industrial Counter Balance Lift Truck 5 days 3 3 4
    N010 Rough Terrain Telescopic Handler 5 days 3 3 4
    N108 MEWP Boom 1 day 4 4 6
    N109 MEWP Scissor 1 day 4 4 6
    N100 Excavator as a Crane (bolt on only) 2 day 4 4 6
    N138 Telescopic Handler Suspended Load (Bolt on only) 2 days 4 4 6
    N402 Slinger / Signaller 2 days 3 3 6
    N301a Abrasive Wheels Awareness ½ day 6 6 na
    N301B Abrasive Wheels with practical cutting/grinding 1 day 6 6 na
    N017 Abrasive Wheels – Hand Held Petrol Driven Cut off Saw 1 day 6 6 na
    N605 Strimmer/ Brushcutter 2 days 4 4 6
    N214 Road Roller 3days 3 3 6
    N403 Vehicle Marshall 1 day 3 3 6
    N133 Plant Machinery Marshall 1 day 3 3 6
    N132 Plant Mover 2 day 6 6 8
    N404 Safe Working at Height ½ day 10 10 na
    S001 Safety Awareness 1 day 12 12 na
    N201 Excavator 180 10 days 3 3 4
    N202 Excavator 360 10 days 3 3 4*
    N204 Forward Tipping dumper 3 days 3 3 6*
    N129 Forward Tipping dumper mini 3 days 3 3 6
    N205 Rear Tipping Dumper 4 days 3 3 6*
    N209 Loading shovel 5 days 3 3 6
    N212 Skidsteer Loader 5 days 3 3 6
    N215 Dozer 10 days 3 3 4
    N601 Agricultural Tractor 3days 3 3 4
    N207 Crusher 3 days 3 3 6
    N208 Sceener 3 days 3 3 6
    N722 Material Re-Handler 5 days 3 3 4
    Manual Handling INHOUSE ONLY 3 6
    N019 Report of Thorough Examination 2 days 8 8 1
    N401 Appointed Person 5 days 6 6 1
    N101 Mobile Crane 10 days 3 3 4
    N405 Crane/lift supervisor 5 days 6 6 1
    N047 Rigging and Fleeting 4 days 6 6 1

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