NPORS N133 Plant Machinery Marshaller Training Course

This training course is for operators who require or have a desire to take the relevant test in order to gain a NPORS operator card for Plant Machinery Marshaller.

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Course Objectives

  • Understand the roles / responsibilities, dangers and duties associated with the role of Marshaller
  • Interpret documentation effectively, including user manuals etc. to prepare for work
  • Be aware of current legislation and codes of practice
  • Understand and use of the different forms of communication, including hand signals etc.
  • Use of appropriate PPE for the required tasks
  • Be aware of blind spots whilst traversing forwards or backwards
  • Display the ability to use machinery in a confined space
  • Be aware of safety at and around the work area while performing work activities (stop blocks, tipping etc.)
  • Management of exclusion zones as required in the working environment
  • Demonstrate and safely carry out both shut down and securing procedures

Teaching and Assessment

  • One 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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