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NPORS Material re-handler training – N722

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:

Wheeled
Tracked
Up to 5 tonnes
Up to 10 tonnes
Above and below 10 tonnes
Quick hitch theory

Card options:

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

Minimum age:

16

Restrictions:

If required

Instructor:

Bertie Tupper & Tuppco instructors

What is a material re-handler?

A material re-handler is used in mainly in the waste management industry to move, place and organise materials. 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 Material re-handler training – N722

What does the TUPPCO NPORS Material re-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
  • Carry out processing task
  • Load material onto transporting vehicles, containers or processing plant
  • 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
  • Bulk material to load vehicle
  • Vehicle or hopper to load (dumper, trailer)
  • 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
  • Travel through chicane forwards and backwards
  • Travel through restrictions
  • Load material into hopper / tailer
  • Sort materials and place
  • Pass mark is less than 30 penalty points and no mandatory disqualifications
  • Time allowed is 2 hours 15 minutes

Where are the TUPPCO NPORS Material re-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:

Material re-handler Digger, Machine, Slew, 360° slew, Excavator, Tracked digger, Wheeled digger, Wheeled 360 excavator, Earthmover, 360° Excavator, 360° digger, Under 10 tonne machine, Over 10 tonne machine, Micro digger, Micro Excavator, Muck shifter

Manufactures:

Hymac, JCB, Komatsu, Kobelco, Kubota, New Holland, Takeuchi, CAT, Bobcat, Volvo, LiuGong, Doosan, Hitachi, Sany, Liebherr, Case

Functions:

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