Plant Training Courses

NPORS Dumper Training Course

The NPORS Dumper course is a qualification that the HSE recognises. It shows that an organisation has NPORS trained instructors who are fully competent to train, test and certify operators.

How long is the course?
The course length varies depending on the level of experience of the attendee.

Who should attend the course?
Anyone wishing to hold an NPORS licence to operate a Dumper

Is the course accredited?
NPORS accredited

Forward Tipping Dumper

Entry Requirements of the NPORS Dumper

Novices with no previous experience up to highly experienced operators can attend the NPORS course. We offer two different routes to obtain the NPORS card. For the CSCS-approved Traditional NPORS card, all candidates need to have passed the Health, Safety and Environment (HS&E) test or equivalent in the last 2 years.

If you would like to go through the NPORS Red / Blue Card Scheme you will need to complete the touch screen test to gain your NPORS Red Card. You will then need to complete an NVQ in Plant Operations to gain your NPORS Blue Card.

What is the purpose of the NPORS Dumper Course?

The tutor will provide the operator with the knowledge to be able to operate a dumper safely and competently.

Course Content of the NPORS Dumper Course

Below are a few examples of the types of courses available

  • Forward Tipping Dumper
  • Forward Tipping Mini Dumper
  • Rear Tipping Dumper

The content covered by the course includes:

    • Basic procedures
    • Skills and knowledge associated with the dumper
    • Site safety awareness
    • Health and safety procedures
    • Control competence
    • Setting out and attaching trailers
    • Carrying out excavating tasks across varying terrain
    • Environmental considerations
    • Transport and storage of attachments

Further Development

NPORS recommend that a refresher should be taken to make sure that the operator is working to the correct standard and to correct any bad habits the operator may have picked up throughout the card’s duration.


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