NPORS N010 Telescopic Handler Course

This training course is for operators who require or have a desire to take the relevant NPORS Test in order to gain a RED Trained operator card for Telescopic Handlers.

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Course Objectives

  • Understand the roles / responsibilities, and duties of a plant operator within the construction industry.
  • Be aware of current legislation and codes of practice relating the construction sector
  • Display the ability to use the machine to safely traverse in a laden or unladen state over undulating or level terrain and in confined spaces
  • Demonstrate the ability to attach and remove attachments and other accessories
  • Interpret user manuals and other information to prepare plant equipment for work
  • Prepare the machine for loading, lifting and transferring loads
  • Operate the machine at its maximum extension using different loads and place them accurately
  • Be aware of the hazards of overhead and buried services
  • Demonstrate and safely carry out both shut down and securing procedures

Teaching and Assessment

  • 5 day combination of classroom based teaching and practical activity
  • Candidates will demonstrate their skills, knowledge and understanding through a series of practical and theory tests assigned by the tester.

Entry Requirements

CITB Health, Safety and Environment test completed and passed within the last two years before the course start date or NPORS test date.

A good level of written and spoken English is paramount to successfully complete this course. If you have any concerns regarding this please contact our office and we can discuss available options (for example, hiring a translator at an additional cost).


Upon successful completion of both the theory & practical tests the NPORS Operator Card is awarded, valid for three years.

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