NPORS CSCS Construction Plant Operator Cards

5th October 2016

The Latest from NPORS regarding the introduction of the NPORS CSCS Construction Plant Operator Cards

So just a quick recap first….  In line with the Government Strategy for Construction to have a single logo card scheme, the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) have decided to award the logo status to CSCS.  The NPORS CSCS Construction Plant Operator Cards will now carry this CSCS Logo in line with the requirements stipulated by the CLC.

Therefore, if you work in the Construction sector you need to consider if these changes apply to you!

The following is guidance for Employers, Operators and Accredited Training Providers regarding the introduction of NPORS CSCS Construction Plant Operator Cards.

We are now in a position to release further information regarding the implementation of the new NPORS CSCS Construction Plant Operator Cards. We have over recent weeks been engaged in discussions with various industry bodies regarding the implementation of our new card system for construction plant operators. These bodies are namely CSCS, Build UK, CECA, CITB. As a result of these discussions we can now confirm the following information.

Current NPORS Construction Card holders who wish to apply for a transitional NPORS CSCS Construction Plant Operator Cards

The facility will be in place to apply for a transitional NPORS / CSCS operator card via npors.com from mid September 2016. Operators may apply directly or employers may apply on behalf of their operators via this service.

Existing NPORS Card Holder – No (S)NVQ Held

For operators who do not currently hold the requisite (S)NVQ a Trained Operator card will be issued valid for two years from the date of application. During this two year period operators will be required to register for and achieve the requisite (S)NVQ with the unit credits applicable to the categories of plant held on their Trained Operator card.

Existing NPORS Card Holder – (S)NVQ Held

Operators who do currently hold the requisite (S)NVQ with the unit credits applicable to the categories of plant held on their NPORS card will be issued with a Competent Operator card valid for 5 years from the date of application. Operators in receipt of the Competent Operator card will also be issued with a CPD record / operator logbook. This will be an ongoing record of the operators continuous professional development and of their operating hours in the workplace.

Please note that in all cases operators will have to supply proof of having passed the CITB Health, Safety & Environmental touch screen test within the two years prior to application for the card.

 

Current NPORS Card holders who wish to apply for a transitional NPORS / CSCS card

NPORS CSCS Construction Plant Operator Cards

New entrants who wish to apply for a NPORS / CSCS card

New entrants to the NPORS Scheme will undertake training / testing in the usual way.

New Entrant – No (S)NVQ Held

Once successfully tested operators who do not hold the requisite (S)NVQ with the units applicable to the category of plant achieved will be issued with a Trained Operator card valid for 2 years from the date they were tested. During the two year period they will be required to register for and achieve the requisite (S)NVQ with the unit credits applicable to the category(s) of plant held on their Trained Operator card.

On successful completion of this process a Competent Operator card will be issued valid for 5 years from the date of application. A CPD record / operator logbook will also be issued.

New Entrant – (S)NVQ Held

Once successfully tested operators who do currently hold the requisite (S)NVQ with the unit credits applicable to the categories of plant held on their NPORS card will be issued with a Competent Operator card valid for 5 years from the date they were tested. Operators in receipt of the Competent Operator card will also be issued with a CPD record / operator logbook. This will be an ongoing record of the operators continuous professional development and of their operating hours in the workplace.

Please note that in all cases operators will have to supply proof of having passed the CITB Health, Safety & Environmental touch screen test within the two years prior to application for the card.

 

New entrants who wish to apply for a NPORS / CSCS card

NPORS CSCS Construction Plant Operator Cards

For more information on the new NPORS CSCS Construction Plant Operator Cards please contact us or telephone on 01606 832 556. You can also visit the NPORS website www.npors.com

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