NPORS Overhead Crane

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 Overhead Crane, which is what this blog is about.

NPORS Overhead Crane

The NPORS Overhead crane course covers a number of different variations

Pendant Controlled (P), Cab Mounted (C) or Remote Control (R)

Each variation is a separate test, per candidate.

NPORS allow a special combination of tests (3+3) with the N402 Slinger Signaller.

We have also written a couple of blogs about general overhead crane training courses  Lets talk Crane and Lifting Training    What we do – Part 2 Cranes and Lifting Training    How to become a crane operator      5 Things About Training To Be A Good Crane Operator      these blogs contain more information about the training available with us.

NPORS Overhead Crane

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 : 3 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.

For more information on the criteria cover with this training course, please follow this link to our NPORS Overhead Crane course syllabus.

NPORS Overhead Crane

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 Overhead crane 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 Overhead Crane

NPORS Overhead Crane

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 Overhead Crane,  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 Overhead Crane

Established Feb 1997

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