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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.

Since NPORS was formed in 1992 it has worked hard to ensure that appropriate training and assessments are being delivered to employers in the construction, utilities, distribution and warehousing, ports and marine, rail and agricultural sectors. The Health & Safety Executive organisation recognize NPORS training providers as fully competent to train, test and certify operators.

The main objective of the NPORS certificate is to allow a flexible approach to meet the needs of the employer and to help and assist in providing an adequately trained construction workforce. The NPORS operator registration card is produced for an individual who has successfully completed practical and knowledge assessments on the categories shown on the back of the card. This shows that they have achieved a level of competence to operate the item on the card.

O’Kane Training Services specialise in on-site training, whereby a qualified instructor will come to your site and conduct training specific to your needs and more importantly to your working environment. We are certain that the NPORS training that we provide will give you the necessary skills in the construction workplaces. Our NPORS training specialists will make sure that our applicants receive all the necessary skills and knowledge for the construction industry.

cards-nporsThe National Plant Operators Registration Scheme, or NPORS as it is more commonly known, is an excellent alternative card scheme to the CPCS.

Our NPORS training scheme will ensure that you receive all the necessary skills and knowledge to get you further in the construction industry. We ensure that participants are trained, tested and assessed to the NPORS standard and we give them everything they need.

Contact Gabriel today on 028 7940 1320, 079 8976 2471 to discuss the NPORS training course that you need.


An NPORS card is much more flexible than other schemes, giving you the ability to:

  • Include attachments – g. Telescopic Handler – with Bucket attachment.
  • Restrict the card for Operational reasons – g. 180 Excavator – restricted to front bucket use only.
  • Restrict the card for Commercial reasons – g. Restricted for use on A Company Ltd sites only.


This is where NPORS training really comes into its own. The variety of categories available is unrivalled.
Sure, they offer the “normal” categories – Excavators, Dumpers, Rollers, Lift Trucks etc but they also have a lot of other courses that other schemes do not.

These include Slinging and Lifting with Excavator, Vehicle Banksman (Traffic Marshall), Quick Hitch (Safety or Awareness), Cable Avoidance Tool (CAT and Genny) and Abrasive Wheels.


O’Kane Training Services can offer full Novice Training Courses with NPORS assessments at the end for candidates with no previous experience. We ensure that no matter what, you have access to the construction training you need. Be it CSCS or NPORS training, we are certain to have the courses you are looking for.

We also offer bespoke courses for semi experienced operators or those that may have used the machine in a different capacity E.g. A 360 Excavator operator who has only used the machine in a scrap yard with a grab attachment.

Experienced Worker Assessment – EWA

Alternatively, if you or your operators are experienced, an Experienced Worker Assessment is available on site.

For the latter, your site must meet NPORS specification for the category (available upon request) and you must also have the correct items of plant and equipment on site.

It is recommended that delegates have at least 2 years prior experience although, as with anything, experience and ability are subjective. Even if your knowledge base or experience is limited, our construction training courses are certain to teach you everything you need to know for the future.

Successful candidates will be issued with an NPORS card, which is valid for 3 or 5 years. Our NPORS training is provided by professionals in the construction industry so they are assured to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to complete your course and receive your NPORS card.

NPORS Operator Card Renewals

An operator can renew his NPORS card in one of two ways:

  • An employer signs a renewal notification form. This signature is to verify that the operator has maintained a good standard on the category and has been accident free during their employment.
  • Refresher training to be completed for each group of categories.

We recommend that refresher testing is taken to give you the peace of mind that your operators are still operating to the required standard. It is also an opportunity to iron out any bad habits that they may have picked up over the lifespan of their card.

Please call Gabriel on landline: 028 7940 1320 or mobile: 079 8976 2471. 

List of available training categories:

  • Agricultural Tractor – (N601)
  • Loading Shovel – (N209)
  • All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) – (N608)
  • Lorry Loader – (N107)
  • Material Re-handler 360 – (N722)
  • Cable Avoidance Tool – (N304)
  • MEWP Boom – (N108)
  • Chainsaw – Maintenance & Cross Cutting – (N602)
  • MEWP Scissor Lift – (N109)
  • Mobile Towers – (N706)
  • Confined Spaces – (N702)
  • Overhead Crane – (N104)
  • Plant Loader and Securer – (N120)
  • Reach Truck – (N003)
  • Rear Dump Truck – (N205)
  • Road Planer – (N216)
  • Dozer – (N215)
  • Road Roller – (N214)
  • Excavator 180 – (N201)
  • Excavator 360° – (N226)
  • Rough Terrain Lift Truck – (N009)
  • Excavator as a Crane – (N100)
  • Screener – (N208)
  • Forward Tipping Dumper – (N204)
  • Skidsteer Loader – (N212)
  • Slinger – Signaller – (N402)
  • Telescopic Handler – (N010)
  • Industrial Counterbalance Lift Truck – (N001)
  • Industrial Telescopic Handler – (N011)
  • Vehicle Banksman – (N403)