NPORS - Material Re-Handler 360

Course Aims

​The NPORS Material Re-Handler 360 course aims to provide the candidate with a thorough practical and theory training in operating a material re-handler in order to enable the candidate to pass the NPORS Theory and Practical Tests.


Course Content

  • ​Have a basic understanding of the industry, the dangers of working in the industry and their responsibilities as a plant operator

  • Have a working knowledge of the manufacturer’s handbook for the particular machine to be used

  • Be able to locate and identify the major components of the machine and explain their functions

  • Be able to locate and identify steering, driving and braking controls and explain their functions

  • Conduct all pre-operational checks in accordance with manufacturer’s and legislative requirements

  • Safely mount and dismount the machine

  • Start and stop the engine and safely move the machine off and stop it safely.

  • Configure the machine for travel and manoeuvre it safely across varying terrain in open and confined areas

  • Conduct all necessary safety checks at the work area

  • Manoeuvre the machine to the work area and correctly configure in readiness to carry out processing tasks

  • Carry out processing task

  • Load material onto transporting vehicles, containers or processing plant

  • Fit and remove attachments.

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of loading and unloading procedures for machine transportation

  • Carry out all end of shift and shut down procedures


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.