Plant Training Courses

NPORS Telescopic Handler Training Course

NPORS Telescopic Handler training is a qualification which is recognised by the HSE. The qualification shows that an organisation has NPORS trained instructors who are hence fully competent to train, test and certify operators. The course is an alternative to the CPCS scheme.

How long is the Telehandler course?
Telehandler training can vary in course length. For a novice, the course lasts for five days, but for a more experienced operator, it may differ.

Who should attend the Telehandler course?
Anyone wishing to hold an NPORS licence to operate a Telescopic Handler.

Is the Telehandler course accredited?
NPORS accredited

NPORS Telescopic handler CPCS Telehandler

Entry Requirements of the NPORS Telescopic Handler

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 Telescopic Handler?

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

Course Content of the NPORS Telescopic Handler

Below are a few examples of the types of Telehandler courses available:

  • Rough Terrain Telehandler
  • Industrial Telehandler
  • Telehandler Suspended Loads

The content covered by the course includes:

  • Basic procedures
  • Skills and knowledge associated with the telehandler
  • Site safety awareness
  • Safely mounting and dismounting the telehandler
  • Health and safety procedures
  • Control competence
  • Operating procedures and safety checks whilst unladen and laden and loading and unloading
  • Carrying out lifting and loading tasks
  • Unloading and loading external transport
  • Removing and fitting 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 duration of the card.


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