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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 NPORS Plant Loader Securer N120 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 an operative in the industry

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 manufacturer’s 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, e.g. underground services, overhead power lines etc

Agree a method of communication and use it

Load or direct items of plant onto and off transporting vehicle

Arrange and secure items of plant on transport vehicle ready for transport on the public highway

Carry out all end of shift and shut down procedures