NPORS Plant Mover

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 Plant Mover, which is what this blog is about.

NPORS Plant Mover

The Plant Mover course was designed for people who are required to move or drive items of plant machinery. For industries such as machinery production companies, mechanics, repairers and delivery personnell – any operator who may have to move items of plant equipment but not use them for operational duties. For example:  An engineer who may move an Excavator into a workshop for a repair, but who would not use it for digging.

For more course information have a look at our Course syllabus and details blog.

NPORS Plant Mover

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 : 2 days for 6 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 6 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 8 candidates (or tests if the candidate uses multiple variations). 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.

Course Categories

Within the Plant mover course are various categories, each candidate can complete a maximum of 3 different assessments. i.e. AB&C

Categories include: Lifting Equipment (A) Earth Moving Equipment (B) Accessing Equipment (C) or Other (O)

Then within these are the variations:

Variations include: Wheeled articulated up to 15T (E), Wheeled articulated over 15T (F), Wheeled Rigid up to 15T (G), Wheeled rigid over 15T (H) Tracked up to 10T (I) Tracked over 10T (J) Ride on Roller (K)

Each variation is a separate test, per candidate.

NPORS Plant Mover

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 Plant Mover 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 Plant Mover

NPORS Plant Mover

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 Plant Mover,  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 Plant Mover

Established Feb 1997

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

More details are available on our blogs

N132 Official NPORS Plant Mover Training – for Non Operational Duties

Plant Mover – our A 2 Z of Safety Training

N132 Plant Mover Course Details