NPORS - Wheeled Loading Shovel

Course Aims

The NPORS Wheeled Loading Shovel course aims to provide the candidate with a thorough practical and theory training in operating a loading shovel in order to enable the candidate to pass the NPORS Theory and Practical Tests.

Course Content


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

  • Conform with manufacturers requirements as per the operators handbook, other types of information source and relevant regulations and legislation

  • Undertake all pre-use checks

  • Configure and set for site and highway travel

  • Travel over rough, undulating ground, substantial inclines and level surfaces; laden and unladen

  • Maneuver plant in confined spaces

  • Configure and set for extraction and loading duties

  • Explain actions required for hazards, underground and overhead services

  • Extract differing types of materials from stockpiles and other sources

  • Form stockpiles of segregated materials and construct (temporary) ramps

  • Sort and place materials into transporting vehicles and hoppers

  • Spread and level ground and materials

  • Carry out shut down and securing procedures

  • Explain the loading and unloading procedures for machine transporting


Duration of Training

Depending on experience.

Novice training 5-10 days.


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