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NPORS Screener training – N208

NPORS screener

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:

1-3 days dependant on any previous experience

Novice candidate numbers:


Experience Worker Tests per day:




Card options:

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

Minimum age:



Restrictions: If required


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What is a screener?

The most popular screener found on a construction or quarry site for bulk applications is the vibratory screener. As the materials move across the screen it creates vibrations in order to shake out the smaller particles and remove any clumps. The material is separated and travels along conveyor belts to form stockpiles. This is included in the NPORS Screener training – N208.

What does the TUPPCO NPORS Screener 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 a manufacture’s handbook for the particular machine to be used
  • Be able to locate and identify how the major components of the machine and explain their functions
  • Be able to locate and identify how to use the remote control
  • Conduct all pre-operational checks in accordance with manufacturers and legislative requirements
  • Identify and maintain appropriate PPE
  • Safe mount and dismount screener
  • Start and stop engine, belts, feeder, screens safely
  • Configure the machine for travel and manoeuvre it safely across varying terrain
  • Conduct all necessary safety checks at the work area
  • Explain the different types of crushers, the advantages and disadvantages of using and how they crush the desired material
  • Carry out an emergency stop / safety precaution
  • Carry out screening tasks
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of loading and unloading procedures for screener transportation
  • Environmental considerations
  • Carrying out all end of shift and shut down procedures

Venue and equipment requirements:

  • Suitable and safe area to operate machine
  • Varying terrain and slopes
  • Material to load into screener
  • Machine and trained operator to load screener
  • Suitable and safe area to complete paperwork
  • Suitable welfare facilities
  • screener
  • 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:

  • Avoiding danger from overhead power cables guidance GS6
  • Avoiding danger from underground services HSG47
  • PUWER Regulation

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 screener 30 metres over varying terrain
  • Travel screener through restrictions
  • Set crusher for work
  • Screen material from a stockpile to 75% of discharge belt height
  • Carry out emergency stop while screening
  • Pass mark is less than 20 penalty points and no mandatory disqualifications
  • Time allowed is 1 hour 15 minutes

Where are the TUPPCO NPORS Screener 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:

Screener, Crusher screener,


Separating crushed material

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