NPORS - Road Gritter

Course Aims

‚ÄčThe NPORS Road Gritter course aims to provide the candidate with a thorough practical and theory training in operating a road gritter in order to enable the candidate to pass the NPORS Theory and Practical Tests.


Course Content

  • Inspecting and checking vehicles for safety and roadworthiness

  • Inspecting ploughs and practice at mounting/dismounting (if applicable)

  • Explanation of spreader controls

  • Weather forecasting technology

  • Effects of salt on environment

  • Need for calibration and correct metering and distribution

  • Salt mining, storage, handling and suitability

  • Health and safety at work

  • Protective clothing

  • Weighing and record keeping

  • Washing down and parking of vehicles


Duration of Training

Training 1 day.



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

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