NPORS - Soil Landfill Compactor

Course Aims

The NPORS Soil Landfill Compactor course aims to provide the candidate with a thorough practical and theory training in operating a soil landfill compactor in order to enable the candidate to pass the NPORS Theory and Practical Tests.


Course Content

  • Describe the nature of the sector of industry and their role and responsibilities as a plant operator

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

  • Conform with manufacturer’s requirements as per the operator’s handbook,  other types of information source and relevant regulations and legislation

  • Undertake all pre-use checks

  • Configure and ready for travel

  • Travel over rough, undulating ground

  • Manoeuvre plant in confined spaces

  • Position, configure and set for driven works

  • Explain actions required for hazards, underground and overhead services

  • Accurately install displacement piles to completion

  • Comply with signals and instructions

  • Maintain safe working situations

  • Explain plant lifting requirements and limitations using a piling rig

  • Carry out shut down and securing procedures

  • Explain the de-rigging, 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.