Plant Training Courses

NPORS Forklift Training Course

NPORS Forklift is a qualification which is recognised by the HSE. This will show that an organisation has NPORS trained instructors who are fully competent to, therefore, train, test and certify operators. NPORS is an alternative to the CPCS scheme.

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

Who should attend the FLT course?
Anyone wishing to hold an NPORS licence to operate a Forklift Truck

Is the FLT course accredited?
NPORS accredited


Entry Requirements of the NPORS Forklift

Novices with no previous experience all the way 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 Forklift Course?

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

Course Content of the NPORS Forklift

Below are a few examples of the types of FLT courses available

  • Counterbalance Forklift Truck
  • Bendi / Flexi
  • Man Up
  • Reach Forklift Truck
  • Pedestrian Truck
  • 4-Way Combi Lift

The content covered by the course includes:

  • Basic procedures
  • Skills and knowledge associated with the forklift
  • Site safety awareness
  • Health and safety procedures
  • Control competence
  • Understanding the effect of load, weight, gradients, size and terrain upon machine stability
  • Understanding pallets

Further Development

The awarding body recommends that a refresher is taken every few years. This is to make sure that the operator is working to the correct standard and as a result, correct any bad habits the operator may have picked up over the duration of the card.


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