The National Plant Operators Registration Scheme - NPORS
The National Plant Operators Registration Scheme (NPORS) is a Health & Safety Executive recognised body that provides employers with an accredited route to assess the abilities of plant operators in a broad range of industrial plant equipment. The NPORS scheme is widely used and recognised in a diverse range of industrial sectors such as ports, logistics, utilities, construction, and other industrial based activities. The advantage of qualifying operatives through the NPORS scheme is that training/assessment can take place at the employer’s site utilizing the plant that the operative is familiar with.
The NPORS Operator Registration Card is produced for an individual who has successfully completed practical and knowledge assessments on the categories shown on the back of the card. This shows that they have achieved a level of competence to operate the item on the card. An NPORS card covers a variety of training categories. The NPORS Operator Registration Card lasts for three years from the date issued.
NPORS training and testing is conducted in accordance with published course objectives and learning outcomes which are derived from the National Occupational Standards. Employers, once they have assessed the suitability of a person for the role of plant operator will then decide which route their candidate should follow i.e. novice operator, experienced operator requiring training or experienced operator requiring no training. An NPORS Accredited Training Provider will complete a pre-assessment of the operator to determine the level of training required. AM Training Hebrides is an accredited NPORS Training Centre for over 30 plant categories.