Lorry Loader - NPORS


Through a combination of targeted training and testing, the candidate will gain a CPCS Trained Operators Card (red).

Who is this course for?

This course is for individuals who are new to plant operations, or experienced operators wishing to gain their CPCS Operators Card.

Unit content

The course uses a combination of practical and theory training to allow the candidate to complete the learning outcomes:

  • Describe the nature of the sector of industry and their role and responsibilities as a plant operator
  • Name and explain the purpose of principle components, the basic construction, controls and terminology
  • Conform with manufacturer’s requirements as per the operators handbook, other types of information source and relevant regulations and legislation
  • Explain all relevant documentation
  • Undertake all pre-use checks on host vehicle and loader crane
  • Configure the vehicle and loader for travel
  • Travel the vehicle to an area of work
  • Manoeuvre in confined spaces
  • Position and configure the vehicle and loader crane for lifting duties
  • Deploy the stabilisers
  • Explain actions required for hazards, underground and overhead services
  • Comply with Rated Capacity Indicators or Load Moment Indicators
  • Identify weights and centres of gravity
  • Lift various loads using the full radius and slewing capabilities of the loader
  • Place loads accurately at designated positions including on and from the vehicle
  • Explain different types of compatible lifting accessories
  • Maintain safe working situations
Course duration

 Novice Operators: 28 – 35 hrs
Experienced Workers: 7 – 14 hrs
Additionally, candidates who require no
training can book the Theory and Technical
Tests only:
Theory Test: 1 hr
Technical Test: 1:20 hr