NPORS Counterbalance

As many of you know Kentra Training was established in 1997 by Norman Kennish. Straight away the company registered with NPORS as a training provider. Our registration is number 66 and we are now one of the longest serving TP’s with them, delivering nearly 100 different training courses, including our own unique NPORS Small Plant and Portable Tools course and also the NPORS Counterbalance, which is what this blog is about.

NPORS Counterbalance

NPORS have a lot of different courses for lift truck training courses available, Kentra can deliver them all either as on-site training or the Counterbalance and Pallet trucks from our training centre in Middlewich.

N001 Counterbalanced Lift Truck 

N003 Reach Lift Truck 

N004 Lorry Mounted Lift Truck 

N005 Order Picker

N006 Side Loader 

N007 Narrow Aisle Lift Truck 

N008 Pallet Stacker Truck 

N009 Rough Terrain Lift Truck

N010 Telescopic Handler (Loadall)

N012 Container Handler

N013 Pivot Steer Lift Truck 

N135 Multi Directional Lift Truck 

Most of the courses above are linked to our blogs, each covering the individual course syllabuses.

We have also written a couple of blogs about general forklift truck training courses Lets talk Forklift Truck Training and What we do – Part 1 Lift Truck Training  both these blogs contain more information about the training available with us.

NPORS Counterbalance

Course Ratio’s

The following course training and testing ratios are the maximum numbers set by NPORS. They cover novice operator training and testing, through to experienced worker tests. The ratios given are based on One instructor and One machine in a standard eight hour working day. The novice course durations stated are the maximum durations recommended by the scheme, however, these durations can be extended to suit the needs of learners where appropriate.

Training durations can also be reduced due to operator experience then correct profiling must take place, and the course duration may only then be reduced once the instructor is satisfied that the operator is suitably experienced to undertake a shorter duration course.

Duration: The course duration is dependent upon the number of candidates and their experience operating the machine.

  • Novice candidates : 5 days for 3 candidates. This course is for candidates who have never been tested before, includes instructor presentation and full operator training
  • Refresher and Test : 1 day for 3 candidates. : This course is for candidates who have been tested before but need a bit of remedial tuition before being retested. Includes instructor presentation as above, then remedial tuition if the candidates have any bad habits etc. whilst conducting the practical assessment
  • Experienced Worker Tests : 1 day for 4 candidates. This course is for experienced workers and does not include any training – this is just testing only – no tuition should be required for experienced workers.

The course durations for all the Lift Truck courses are the same.  We can only mix the different Lift truck categories for experienced worker and would then keep within the maximum 4 tests per day.

NPORS Counterbalance

Certification & Validation

Any of the above lift truck courses 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 Counterbalance registration and plastic ID card

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 pictures on the day of training, which will appear on their ID cards.

NPORS Counterbalance

NPORS Counterbalance

How we can help

Speaking of help, at Kentra we like to assist our clients with help to arrange their training needs.  We have customers from all walks of life; self employed lone workers to multi national blue chip companies, and it’s a pleasure to talk to you all.   If you would like more information about the courses we offer, including the NPORS Counterbalance,  click HERE for a link to our brochure or please  get in touch and let us help you through.

The Kentra Training Team

01606 832 556.

NPORS Counterbalance

Established Feb 1997

Proud to be celebrating delivering quality training for over 25 years.

More blogs about the Counterbalance Lift Truck are:

N001 Official NPORS Counterbalanced Lift Truck Training

Industrial Counterbalance Lift Truck – our A 2 Z of Safety

Lets talk Forklift Truck Training

Forklift Truck Training Courses 

Explore the different Fork Lift Truck Training available