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NPORS Log handler training – N106

NPORS log-handler-n106

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:

1-5 days dependant on any previous experience

Novice candidate numbers:

3

Experience Worker Tests per day:

4

Variations:

Loading shovel
360° Tracked
360° Wheeled
Telescopic handler
‘A’ Frame
Lorry loader

Card options:

5-year NPORS traditional card & certificate

Minimum age:

16

Restrictions:

If required

Instructor:

Tuppco instructors

What is a log handler?

A log handler is used in mainly in the forestry and timber industry to move, place and organise logs. The machine is mainly based on an excavator design with a boom to swivel attachment to make the work of selecting materials easy. This is included in the TUPPCO NPORS Log handler training – N106.

What does the TUPPCO NPORS Log handler 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 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 manufacturers 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 processing tasks
  • Load and unload logs onto transport 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

Venue and equipment requirements:

  • Suitable and safe area to operate machinery
  • A range of logs to handle
  • Vehicle or trailer to load
  • Suitable and safe area to complete paperwork
  • Suitable welfare facilities
  • Material re-handler and attachments
  • 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:

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
  • Reverse log handler 30 metres in straight line
  • Travel through chicane forwards and backwards
  • Travel through restrictions
  • Load logs in to vehicle / tailer
  • End of use checks
  • Pass mark is less than 20 penalty points and no mandatory disqualifications
  • Time allowed is 1 hour 45 minutes

Where are the TUPPCO NPORS Log handler 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:

Attachments training can be included

Recognised industries:

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

Known as:

Log handler, log crane, chipper loader

Functions:

Load materials, use as a crane, operate attachments, lifting loads
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