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NPORS Plant Loader Securer training – N120

Plant Loader Securer N120

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:



Plant loader only
Plant securer only
Plant loader and securer

Card options:

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

Minimum age:



If required


Tuppco instructors

What is a plant loader securer?

A plant loader securer is anyone that is required to load wheeled, tracked or roller machines and to safely securer them for transport. This is included in the TUPPCO NPORS Plant Loader Securer training course – N120

What does the TUPPCO NPORS Plant Loader Securer training course include?

  • Have a basic understanding of the industry, the dangers of working in the industry and their responsibilities as an operator
  • Have a working knowledge of the manufacturer’s handbook for the particular machine to be used and relevant legislation
  • Be able to identify different types of transport, explain their purpose, the major components, basic construction, controls, and terminology
  • Conduct all pre-operational checks in accordance with manufacturers and legislative requirements
  • Conduct all necessary safety checks at the loading / unloading area
  • Ensure that the transporter is correctly configured in readiness for loading and unloading
  • Explain hazards that may exist in the work area and how to avoid them
  • Agree a method of communication and use it
  • Load or direct items of plant onto and off transport vehicle
  • Arrange and secure items of plant on transport vehicle ready for transport on a public highway
  • Carry out all end of shift and shut down procedures

Venue and equipment requirements:

  • Suitable and safe area to operate machinery
  • Suitable and safe area to complete paperwork
  • Suitable welfare facilities
  • Transport vehicle
  • Tracked, wheeled, roller machinery
  • Operators’ manual
  • Risk assessment completed

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
  • Set the transporter ready to receive a load
  • Load and unload 1 x Tracked construction type machine
  • Load and unload 1 x Wheeled construction type machine
  • Load and unload 1 x compaction type machine
  • Secure loads to confirm with machine and legislative requirements
  • End of task and machinery checks
  • Pass mark is less than 20 penalty points and no mandatory disqualifications
  • Time allowed is 2 hours

Where are the TUPPCO NPORS Plant Loader Securer training 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:

Digger, Machine, Slew, 360° slew, Excavator, Tracked digger, Wheeled digger, Wheeled 360 excavator, Earthmover, 360° Excavator, 360° digger, Under 10 tonne machine, Over 10 tonne machine, Micro digger, Micro Excavator, Muck shifter Forward tipping dumper, dumper, dump truck, Material handler, FTD, Pedestrian roller, Ride on articulated roller, Ride on rigid roller, Ride on heavy duty roller, Ride on vibrating roller, Dead weight roller, Ride on articulated/vibrating roller


Hymac, JCB, Komatsu, Kobelco, Kubota, New Holland, Takeuchi, CAT, Bobcat, Volvo, LiuGong, Doosan, Hitachi, Sany, Liebherr, Case


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