NPORS Report of Thorough Examination

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 Report of Thorough Examination course, which is what this blog is about.

NPORS Report of Thorough Examination

Report of Thorough Examination, what a mouthful – its like a word salad, a big name but not really telling you what it does.   The course title is actually the official name of the reports you will be able to produce.  Out in the real world everyone calls them LOLER certificates, LOLER being the regulation the reports fall under.

I don’t want to bore you too much, but we have a couple of previously written blogs which maybe of interest.

5 Benefits of converting to In-House LOLER Inspections

How to become a Lifting Equipment Inspector

What Do You Need To Become An Equipment Safety Inspector?

Lifting Equipment Inspector

NPORS Report of Thorough Examination

What is a Report of Thorough Examination?    According to the HSE, a Report of Thorough Examination is a systematic and detailed examination of the equipment and its safety-critical parts. This is carried out at specified intervals by a competent person who must then complete a written report.

This is what our course covers and we take you through how to complete this written report inspecting small lifting equipment and accessories. Upon successful completion of the training course you will be the competent person able to inspect small lifting equipment and accessories.

NPORS Report of Thorough Examination

Course ratios – Report of Thorough Examination

The course durations, training and testing ratios are

Novices : 2 days for up to 8 Delegates

Refresher & Test : 1 day, up to 8 delegates (for candidates who have previously completed an NPORS novice course and are now due refresher training)

Here is a link to the course syllabus blog, containing all the information you need to know about the training we can offer.

NPORS Report of Thorough Examination


NPORS Report of Thorough Examination

Variations covered

The Variations of Lifting Accessories included in this course cover items such as Slings, Shackles, Hooks, Wire rope, Clamps, Trolleys, Grabs, Beams.

Variations of Small Lifting Equipment can include Snatch blocks & Gin wheels, Pull-lifts & Lever hoists, Hoists & Runways, Tirfor type pull & Lift machine, Manual chain blocks, Tripod & winch, Fall protection equipment, Safety harness, Lanyards & Fall arrest blocks.

The course is not limited to these items, but these are the most commonly covered items.  If you use an item not listed just let us know and we can check to ensure that it can be covered on this course.

NPORS Report of Thorough Examination

Certification & Validation

The 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 on of the following:

  • Kentra Training course validation and plastic (credit card size) ID card
  • NPORS Report of Thorough Examination registration and plastic ID card for on of the following courses

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 Report of Thorough Examination


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 Report of Thorough Examination,  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 Report of Thorough Examination

Established Feb 1997

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

More details on the NPORS Report Of Thorough Examination Training you can also check out our other blogs:

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Report of Thorough Examination – our A 2 Z of Safety Training

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