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NPORS Plant mover training – N132

NPORS plant mover

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:



Lift equipment
Earth moving equipment
Accessing equipment
Wheeled articulated up to 15 tonne
Wheeled articulated over 15 tonne
Wheeled rigid up to 15 tonne
Wheeled rigid over 15 tonne
Tracked up to 10 tonne
Tracked over 10 tonne
Ride on Roller

Card options:

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

Minimum age:



If required


Bertie Tupper & Tuppco instructors

What is a plant mover course?

The NPORS plant mover course is designed for those operators that need move tracked, wheeled or roller equipment around the yard or site but not use them for the function which they were designed. This is included in the TUPPCO NPORS Plant mover training course – N132

What does the TUPPCO NPORS Plant mover 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
  • Be able to locate and identify the major components of the Machine and explain their functions
  • Be able to locate and identify key controls and explain their functions
  • Conduct all pre-operational checks in accordance with manufacturers and legislative requirements
  • Identify and maintain PPE appropriate for Plant mover use
  • Prepare machinery for use and Operate machinery safely and efficiently
  • Conduct all necessary safety checks at the Work area
  • Environmental considerations
  • Storage and transport of machinery 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
  • Varying terrain and slopes
  • Suitable and safe area to complete paperwork
  • Suitable welfare facilities
  • Tracked, wheeled, roller machinery
  • Operators’ manual
  • Risk assessment completed

PPE Requirements:

  • 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 over slopes
  • Travel through restrictions
  • Travel through chicane
  • Travel machines forwards and backwards
  • Travel wheeled machines total of 200 meters
  • Travel tracked machines total of 60 metres
  • Travel roller 20 metres
  • Park machine safely and isolate
  • Pass mark is less than 40 penalty points and no mandatory disqualifications
  • Time allowed is 20 minutes per machine

Where are TUPPCO NPORS Plant Mover 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


Excavate, dig, load, grade, level, use as a crane, operate attachments, dozer blade,

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