NPORS - Industrial Counterbalanced Lift Truck

Course Aims

The NPORS Industrial Counterbalanced Lift Truck course aims to provide the candidate with a thorough practical and theory training in operating a lift truck in order to enable the candidate to pass the NPORS Theory and Practical Tests.


Course Content

  • Name and explain the purpose of principle components, the basic construction, controls and terminology

  • Conform with manufacturers requirements as per the operators handbook, other types of information source and relevant regulations and legislation

  • Undertake all pre-use plant checks

  • Explain need and function of appropriate documentation

  • Configure and ready for travel

  • Travel to and manoeuvre in confined spaces (with and without loads)

  • Configure and set for lifting and transferring duties

  • Explain actions required for hazards, underground and overhead services

  • Lift and remove various loads using the full working height of the forklift

  • Transfer and place loads accurately at given locations

  • Place and remove loads from a vehicle

  • Maintain safe working situations

  • Maintain safe and tidy working areas

  • Carry out shut down and securing procedures

  • Explain the loading and unloading procedures for machine transporting


Duration of Training

Depending on experience.

Novice training 4-5 days.



To achieve the NPORS Operators Card candidates must pass both the NPORS Theory Test and the Practical Test.