NPORS Crawler Crane (N103)

Accreditation

NPORS

Course duration

1-10 Days depending on experience

Certificate valid for

5 years

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This course is aimed at people who require a formal qualification for operating a crawler crane.

We will conduct a learner analysis to identify the duration of training required for those with limited or no experience, whereas experienced operators can attend a one day Experienced Worker Assessment (Test Only).

NPORS Crawler Crane (N103) Course Content

To provide knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • Name and explain the purpose of principle components, the basic construction, controls and terminology
  • Conform with manufacturers requirements as per the operators handbook, and relevant regulations and legislation
  • Undertake all pre-use checks
  • Configure and ready for travel
  • Travel the crane to an area of work
  • Manoeuvre in confined spaces
  • Configure the crane for lifting duties
  • Explain rigging and de-rigging procedures when fitting a lattice-type extension
  • Explain actions required for hazards, underground and overhead services
  • Programme/set-up rated capacity indicators for lifting duties
  • Lift various loads using the full radius and slewing capabilities of a crane
  • Accurately place loads, Minimise the swinging of loads
  • Change falls of rope on a hook block
  • Move loads through machine travel and comply with signals and instructions
  • Maintain safe working situations
  • Prepare the crane in preparation of movement from lifting duties
  • Carry out shut down and securing procedures
  • Explain loading and unloading procedures for machine transporting

Entry Requirements

For learners applying for the NPORS CSCS Card, or for those requiring the 'HS&E TESTED Logo' displayed on their card they must have passed the CITB Operatives Health, Safety and Environment Test within the last 2 years.

Good understanding of spoken and written English.

NPORS Theory assessment made up of open questions and multiple choice.

NPORS Practical assessment.

Traditional NPORS Card

For entrants that wish to apply for the NPORS Traditional Card, there is no requirement to do an NVQ qualification.  If the 'HS&E TESTED Logo' is required on the card, entrants must ensure they have attended and passed the CITB Operatives Health, Safety and Environment Test within the two years prior to application for the card.

New Entrants who wish to Apply for an NPORS/CSCS Card

New entrants to the NPORS Scheme will undertake training / testing in the usual way.

New Entrant – No NVQ Held
Once successfully tested operators who do not hold the requisite NVQ with the units applicable to the category of plant achieved will be issued with a Trained Operator card valid for 2 years from the date they were tested. During the two year period they will be required to register for and achieve the requisite NVQ with the unit credits applicable to the category(s) of plant held on their Trained Operator card.

On successful completion of this process a Competent Operator card will be issued valid for 5 years from the date of application. A CPD record / operator logbook will also be issued.

New Entrant – NVQ Held
Once successfully tested operators who do currently hold the requisite NVQ with the unit credits applicable to the categories of plant held on their NPORS card will be issued with a Competent Operator card valid for 5 years from the date they were tested. Operators in receipt of the Competent Operator card will also be issued with a CPD record / operator logbook. This will be an ongoing record of the operators continuous professional development and of their operating hours in the workplace.

Please note that in all cases operators will have to supply proof of having passed the CITB Health, Safety & Environmental touch test within the two years prior to application for the card.


NPORS Cards can be requested with an individual expiry on each category, or one expiry date for all categories held.

NPORS Crawler Crane

About NPORS

Established in 1992, the National Plant Operators Registration Scheme is now one of the UK’s leading Accreditation and Registration Bodies, working across the Construction, Industrial, Utilities, Warehousing and Distribution, Agricultural, Ports and Marine sectors.

NPORS offers flexibility, whilst maintaining standards, both nationally and internationally by working with industry and Accredited Training Providers.

Validating An NPORS Operator Card

The categories on the reverse of the Operator Card can be validated by scanning in the QR code on the front of the card, using the online card checker or by contacting NPORS on 01606 351240.