NPORS Road Roller

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 Road Roller, which is what this blog is about.

NPORS Road Roller

A road roller is a compaction vehicle used to compact soil, gravel, concrete, asphalt  or a crushed stone sub layer before the surface material is laid.   Mainly used in the construction of roads and foundations,  its essence is a really heavy wheel that is used to level out and compact terrain.  Similar rollers are used also at landfills or in agriculture. Road rollers are frequently referred to as steamrollers, regardless of their method of propulsion, they can either be handheld or driven and have a weighted drum at the front or back.

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

NPORS Road Roller

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 6 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.

NPORS Road Roller

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 Road Roller 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 Road Roller

NPORS Road Roller

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 Road Roller,  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 Road Roller

Established Feb 1997

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

More details are available on our blogs

Road Roller – our A 2 Z of Safety Training

N214 Road Roller Course Details