NPORS header
previous arrow
next arrow

NPORS Lorry loader training – N107

Awarding Body:

National Plant Operators Registration Scheme - NPORS

Training course type:

On-site training and assessment, On-site Experience Worker Test (EWT) assessment only

Novice training course duration:

1-2 days dependant on any previous experience

Novice candidate numbers:


Experience Worker Tests per day:



Remote controlled
Clamshell bucket
Crane swivel hook
Brick / block clamp
Vehicle lifting frame
Other (state)

Card options:

5-year NPORS traditional card & certificate; 2-year CSCS trained operator red card

Minimum age:



If required


Tuppco instructors

What is a lorry loader?

A lorry loader is a piece of heavy machinery that uses hydraulic attachments to pick up and deposit material onto a long bed at the rear of the vehicle. The machine is mainly based on an excavator design with a boom to swivel attachment to make the work of selecting materials easy. This is included in the TUPPCO NPORS Lorry loader training – N107

What does the TUPPCO NPORS Lorry loader training course include?

  • Have a basic understanding of the industry, the dangers of working in the industry and their responsibilities as a plant operator
  • Have a working knowledge of the manufacturer’s handbook for the particular machine to be used
  • Be able to locate and identify the major components of the machine and explain their functions
  • Conduct all pre-operational checks in accordance with manufacturers and legislative requirements
  • Configure the vehicle and loader crane ready for travel
  • Configure the machine for travel and manoeuvre it safely across varying terrain in open and confined areas
  • Safely mount and dismount the machine
  • Start and stop the engine and safely move the machine off and stop it safely
  • Correctly deploy the stabilisers according to manufactures specifications
  • Conduct all necessary safety checks at the work area
  • Manoeuvre the machine to the work area and correctly configure in readiness to carry out processing tasks
  • Carry out processing task
  • Load material onto transporting vehicles, containers, or processing plant
  • Fit and remove attachments
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of loading and unloading procedures for machine transportation
  • Carry out all end of shift and shut down procedures

Venue and equipment requirements:

  • Suitable and safe area to operate machinery
  • Bulk material to load vehicle
  • Vehicle or hopper to load
  • Suitable and safe area to complete paperwork
  • Suitable welfare facilities
  • Lorry loader and attachments
  • Operators’ manual
  • Risk assessment completed
  • In date thorough test examination report for the machine

PPE Requirements:

  • Suitable head protection
  • Suitable eye protection
  • Suitable hearing protection
  • Suitable work clothes including wet weather
  • Gloves
  • Suitable work boots including steel toe protection
  • High Viz

HSE further information:

Theory assessment:

  • 20 multiple choice questions
  • 5 written questions
  • 4 marks per question
  • 80% pass mark required

Practical assessment criteria:

  • Pre use and operational checks
  • Travel through chicane forwards and backwards
  • Travel through restrictions
  • Deploy the stabilisers
  • Load material into hopper / lorry
  • Grab – 4 x full loads of spoil to nearside and offside of the vehicle and 4 x loads of 75% of cranes maximum lift
  • Hook – 1 x load of least 75% of cranes maximum lift positioned cab side, 1 x load to 5 metres with an offset centre of gravity, 1 x load of placed on the offside
  • Brick clamp – 1 x load of least 75% of cranes maximum lift positioned cab side, 1 x load to 5 metres with an offset centre of gravity, 1 x load of placed on the offside
  • Make load secure
  • Pass mark is less than 20 penalty points and no mandatory disqualifications
  • Time allowed is 1 hour 20 minutes

Where are the TUPPCO NPORS Lorry loader on-site training courses delivered?

Southwest – Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Dorset, Devon, Cornwall, Avon, Somerset, Herefordshire, Monmouthshire

Southeast – Oxfordshire, Kent, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex, Middlesex

Midlands – Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire, Shropshire

East Anglia – Hertfordshire, Essex, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk

Aylesbury, Banbury, Basingstoke, Bath, Bedford, Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Cirencester, Cheltenham, Coventry, Exeter, Gloucester, Hereford, Hungerford, Milton Keynes, Newbury, Northampton, Oxford, Peterborough, Plymouth, Reading, Salisbury, Southampton, Stroud, Swindon, Taunton, Warwick, Winchester, Witney, Worcester, Yeovil


Attachments training can be included

Recognised industries:

Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Construction, Marine, Industrial, Fencing, Landscaping, Civils, Highways, Quarrying,

Known as:

Grab hire, lorry grab, High hiab


High hiab


Load materials, use as a crane, operate attachments, lifting loads

© 2024 TUPPCO