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For NPORS CSCS Route the candidate must have passed a valid CITB Health, Safety and Environment Test for operatives (OPS) within the last two years

NPORS Log Handler N106 Course Objectives

It is envisaged that by the end of this course of training the learner will be able to answer questions on and perform the following:

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

Be able to locate and identify steering, driving and braking controls and explain their functions

Conduct all pre-operational checks in accordance with manufacturer’s and legislative requirements

Safely mount and dismount the machine

Start and stop the engine and safely move the machine off and stop it safely

Configure the machine for travel and manoeuvre it safely across varying terrain in open and confined areas

Conduct all necessary safety checks at the work area

Manoeuvre the machine to the work area and correctly configure in readiness to carry out all tasks

Carry out stacking / destacking tasks

Load / unload logs onto transporting vehicles

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