NPORS N204 Forward Tipping Dumper Training Course

This training course is for operators who require or have a desire to take the relevant Test in order to gain an NPORS operator card for Forward Tipping Dumpers.

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Course Objectives

  • Define the basic roles and responsibilities of a Forward Tipping Dumper operator
  • Understand the machine to be used using documentation, including the manufacturer’s manual
  • Understand the terminology, controls and functions associated with the machine
  • Carry out pre-use checks in line with current legislation
  • Prepare the machinery for safe, efficient use and operation
  • Use PPE appropriate for the task
  • Prepare trailers and attach them ready for operation
  • Transport and storage of attachments and ancillary equipment
  • Demonstrate the ability to conduct appropriate safety checks and consider the environment
  • Safely carry out both shut down and securing procedures

Teaching and Assessment

  • Three 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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