NPORS N201 180° Excavator 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 Excavators180°.

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Course Objectives

  • Understand the roles / responsibilities, dangers and duties associated with the role of a plant operator
  • Identify the main components, their applications, controls and associated terminology
  • Interpret documentation effectively, including user manuals etc. to prepare for work
  • 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
  • Set up and configure the machine / undertake pre-use checks to prepare for highway, site travel and excavating duties
  • Excavate in a variety of excavations and types of ground
  • Explain and perform the loading / unloading of materials into hoppers / transporters etc. for transportation
  • Perform basic moving and lifting using the rear boom
  • Bucket attachment and removal
  • Be aware of the hazards of overhead and buried services and their management
  • Maintain tidy and safe areas of work
  • Demonstrate and safely carry out both shut down and securing procedures

Teaching and Assessment

  • 10 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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