The NPORS Roller course is a qualification which is recognised by the HSE. 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 Roller
Is the course accredited?
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 Roller Course?
The course is designed to provide the operator with the knowledge to be able to operate a Road Roller/Twin Roller safely and competently.
Course Content of the NPORS Roller Course
Below are a few examples of the types of courses available
- Road Roller
- Twin Drum Roller
The content covered by the course includes:
- Basic procedures
- Skills and knowledge associated with the roller
- Site safety awareness
- Health and safety procedures
- Control competence
- Operating procedures and safety checks whilst unladen and laden and loading and unloading
- Environmental considerations
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 over the duration of the card.