NPORS cards are for those who need to demonstrate that they can operate machinery safely and competently on site. Which card you require will be dependent on your level, experience and whether you need CSCS accreditation. Let’s look at the different card options in more detail:
NPORS TRADITIONAL OPERATOR CARD
This card is for those who don’t require CSCS accreditation and who may be operating outside of the construction sector. Cards expire 2/5 years from the date of the assessment and expiry is dependent on sector specific/company requirements.
Delegates choosing this option will not be required to undertake an NVQ and do not need to complete a CITB Health, Safety & Environmental touchscreen test.
NPORS TRAINED OPERATOR CARD (RED)
This card is best suited for those operating in the construction sector who require CSCS accreditation.
Once delegates have completed their NPORS practical assessment and a CITB Health, Safety & Environmental touch screen test, they can apply for a red NPORS CSCS Operator card. This is valid for 2 years.
To obtain the blue card which is valid for 5 years, delegates must complete a relevant plant NVQ whilst their red card is still in date.
NPORS COMPETENT OPERATOR CARD (BLUE)
The blue competent operators’ card can only be achieved by completing the level 2 NVQ Diploma in Plant Operations (Construction). The NVQ qualification is for life, there are no renewals needed. The blue competent operators’ card lasts for 5 years. To apply, operators will have to prove that they have passed the CITB health, safety & environmental touch screen test within the last two years and have passed their NPORS practical assessment.
HOW CAN WE HELP?
We are NPORS accredited and can carry out assessments in a variety of machine categories including telescopic handlers, excavators, plant movers, dumpers, loading shovels, skid steer and dozers. We are also able to assist with any NVQ requirements you may have. Contact us for more information or to make any enquiry.