NPORS - Skip Loader

Course Aims

​The NPORS Skip Loader course aims to provide the candidate with a thorough practical and theory training in operating a skip loader in order to enable the candidate to pass the NPORS Theory and Practical Tests.


Course Content

  • Relevant regulations/legislation

  • Recognition of potential hazards (hazardous substances)

  • Techniques for siting/lifting close to ground works and buildings

  • Loading/off-loading techniques for empty/loaded skips

  • Signalling procedures

  • Lifting techniques for a loaded skip

  • Trimming and securing loads

  • Methods and procedures for tipping loaded skips

  • Operators’ responsibilities for preparing and using the skip handler for road travel

  • Spatial Awareness


Duration of Training

Depending on experience.

Novice training 2-3 days.



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