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NPORS Vehicle Marshal Training – N403

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:

Novice training course duration: 1 day

Novice candidate numbers:


Experience Worker Tests per day:



Port & marine

Card options:

5-year NPORS traditional card & certificate

Minimum age:

If required


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What is the role of a vehicle marshal?

A vehicle marshal is responsible for the movement of vehicles and plant on a construction site. They help to ensure that vehicles and plant can move around a site safely, taking into account the surrounding hazards, ground conditions and site layout.
This is included in the TUPPCO NPORS Vehicle Marshal Training – N403

What does the TUPPCO NPORS Vehicle Marshal Training course include?

  • Have a basic understanding of the industry, the dangers of working in the industry and their responsibilities as a vehicle marshal
  • Have knowledge of the equipment to be used and be conversant with methods statements, risk assessments and permits to work
  • Identify and maintain PPE appropriate for use
  • Conduct all necessary safety checks at the work area
  • Agree communication signal and emergency procedures
  • Guide machinery in a forward and reverse direction including confined spaces and ‘blind areas’ safely and efficiently
  • Define and identify the different types of underground services
  • Carry out all end of shift and safe storage procedures

Venue and equipment requirements:

  • Suitable and safe area to operate machine
  • Vehicles
  • Suitable and safe area to complete paperwork
  • Suitable welfare facilities
  • Operators’ manual for machinery
  • 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 of work area
  • Communication agreed before work starts
  • Demonstrate hand signals
  • Guide vehicle through restrictions forward and in reverse
  • Pass mark is less than 20 penalty points and no mandatory disqualifications
  • Time allowed is 20 mins

Where are TUPPCO NPORS Vehicle Marshal 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

Recognised industries:

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

Known as:

Truck, lorry, grab,


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