NPORS - Quick Hitch Excavator

Course Aims

​The NPORS Quick Hitch Excavator course aims to provide the candidate with a thorough practical and theory training in operating quick hitch excavator devices in order to enable the candidate to pass the NPORS Theory and Practical Tests.


Course Content

  • Health & Safety Legislation (LOLER/PUWER & CDM)

  • Identify the risks associated with quick hitch devices

  • Describe the operators legal duties with respect to the use of quick hitches

  • Describe and apply safe working practices for the use of quick hitches

  • Know when and how to conduct visual inspections of the quick hitch equipment

  • Maintenance of quick hitch equipment

  • Realize the importance of following the manufacturers specification for use


Duration of Training

Training 1 day.



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