We specialise in providing both on-site training and courses delivered at our purpose designed training centre in Middlewich, Cheshire. The N403 Vehicle Marshall course is delivered using a mixture of both classroom based tutorial and practical marshalling, testing and a final course assessment.

Aims and Objectives

To train candidates in the marshalling, moving and parking of vehicles.

Other Marshalling courses available include :

Plant Machinery Marshall

Plant mover

Excavation Marshall

Slinger Signaller

Delegate Eligibility – Entry Requirements

This course is designed for candidates of all abilities. We can assist candidates with any learning difficulties or where English may not be their first language, please mention when booking a course.

Course Duration

There are 3 levels of experience

  • Novice: Where full training is required. 3 Candidates: 1 Machine: 1 Instructor: Duration : 1 day
  • Refresher and Tests: Where candidates require refresher training and may need some remedial tuition. 3 Candidates: 1 Machine: 1 Instructor: 1 Day
  • Experienced Worker Tests (EWT): This is just testing only 6 Candidates: 1 Machine: 1 Instructor: 1 Day

Test timings: Each candidates full practical test must be completed within 20 minute duration

N403 Vehicle Marshall

Course Content
  • Responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, and other relevant legislation and guidelines
  • Pre operational checks
  • Guidance and movement of vehicles
  • Manoeuvre vehicle to complete a task
  • Reverse a vehicle into a position to tip
  • Monitoring and directing traffic
  • Safely guide vehicle to designated parking position
  • Industrial
  • Construction
  • Port & Marine

If you have any attachments these can be included in the assessment and detailed on the training card (if required).

N403 Vehicle Marshall

Learning Outcomes
  • Have a basic understanding of the dangers and their responsibilities as an Vehicle Marshall
  • Have a good understanding of signs and signals and different forms of communication
  • Identify and maintain PPE appropriate for Vehicle / Plant Machinery Marshall
  • Conduct all necessary safety checks at the work area including stop blocks and tipping areas
  • Set up exclusion zone for unloading
  • Guide machinery in a forward and reverse direction including confined spaces and ‘blind areas’ safely and efficiently
  • Carry out all end of shift and shut down and parking procedures

Certification & Validation

This course can be registered with our awarding body NPORS or accredited by us Kentra Training. We are a registered training provider and our cards are suitable for the HSE and insurances.

Candidates successfully completing this course will receive one of the following:

  • Kentra Training course validation and plastic (credit card size) ID card
  • NPORS registration and plastic ID card N403 Vehicle Marshall

If NPORS is required we will need to notify them prior to the course, so please mention this when booking.
Our instructor will take the candidates picture on the day of training, which will appear on their ID cards.

N403 Vehicle Marshall

The technical bit…


The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) state that everyone at work needs to know how to work safely and without risks to health. The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 requires employers to provide their employees with information, instruction, training and supervision necessary to ensure, so far as is reasonable practicable, their health and safety at work . The self employed also have a duty, so far as is reasonably practicable, to ensure their own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by their work activities.

The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 also specify situations where health and safety training is particularly important, e.g. when people start work. There are a number of other regulations with specific training requirements, e.g. The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER98) specifies the need for training for people who use work equipment.

Specifications – requirements for the course

A safe area suitable for reversing and manoeuvring vehicles into and from restricted areas

N403 Vehicle Marshall

Course Requirements

This course can be delivered on-site where we come to you and use your equipment, alternatively you can come to us and we will provide everything you need for the course.

On-site Course Requirements

You will need:

  • A room for the theory session.
  • A safe area for the practical session
  • A vehicle and driver for the candidates to Marshall.
  • Candidates will need to know their own date of birth and National Insurance number.
Training Centre Course Requirements

For courses conducted at our training centre, in Middlewich we provide all the equipment, tools and supplies required to conduct the course.

Delegates will need to be suitably dressed to use the equipment, including safety boots or steel toe-capped boots.

Candidates will need to know their own date of birth and National Insurance number.

Courses at our training centre can be run as open training programmes, meaning that if you only have one or two candidates, you can join a course with other delegates on a mutually convenient day.

N403 Vehicle Marshall

The Vehicle Marshall course covers any road registered machines, i.e. if they have a number plate. Some Fork lift trucks and tractors have registration plates and would therefore be covered.

How can we help

At Kentra Training Centre we are proud to offer a wide range of training courses and cater to the bespoke needs of our clients. Let us know when you need and how we can help you, and be sure of a friendly welcome from the team.

We wouldn’t go so far as to say the office staff are a fountain of all knowledge, but they know everything there is to know about our courses, and what they don’t know they can usually find out.  You can message us through the website CLICK HERE, or give us a call on 01606 832 556.

Don’t worry, there’s no obligation, and no strings attached when you make an enquiry. We’ll try our best to point you in the right direction!

We look forward to helping you with this N133 Plant Machinery Marshall course or any of your training needs.

The Kentra Training Team

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More details on the NPORS Vehicle Marshal Training  and Testing you can also check out our other blogs:

Official N403 NPORS Vehicle Marshal Training

Vehicle Marshal – our A 2 Z of Safety Training

Explore the different Marshall Training Options