NPORS N212 Skid Steer Loader 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 Skid Steer Loaders.

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Course Objectives

  • Define the roles and responsibilities of a Skid Steer Loader operator
  • Understand important legislation, guidance, and regulations using relevant sources and documentation
  • Understand the terminology and controls associated with the machine
  • Carry out pre-use checks and configure for loading, extracting and site travel
  • Display the ability to use the machine to safely traverse over rough and undulating ground, as well as sizable inclines and level surfaces - with or without load
  • Demonstrate competence in operating the machine in a confined space
  • Understand the requirement to identify hazards such as underground and overhead services
  • Sort, extract, stockpile and place a variety of materials in given settings and scenarios
  • Level, backfill and distribute ground and materials
  • Demonstrate the ability to form temporary ramps
  • 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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