NPORS

National Plant Operations Registration Scheme (NPORS)

Established in 1992, the National Plant Operators Registration Scheme is now one of the UK’s leading Accreditation and Registration Bodies, working across the Construction, Industrial, Utilities, Warehousing and Distribution, Agricultural, Ports and Marine sectors.

National Plant Operators Scheme (NPORS) have announced important changes that sees them forge stronger links with CSCS. NPORS card holders who would like to apply for the new NPORS/CSCS Construction Plant Card, are able to apply for either a Trained Operator Card or a Competent Operator card.

In order to apply for a NPORS/CSCS Construction Plant Competent Operator card the operator will need to have achieved a Level 2 NVQ in the relevant item of plant listed on their card.

If the operator does not have the relevant Level 2 NVQ they can apply for the NPORS/CSCS Construction Plant Trained Operator card, this card is valid for two years during which time the operator will need to achieve a Level 2 NVQ in order to upgrade their card to the NPORS/CSCS Construction Plant Competent Operator Card.

All candidates applying for the new card will have needed to pass the CSCS H&S and Environmental test within the last two years before applying for the new card. Holders of the new NPORS/CSCS Construction Plant card will gain easier access to site with the addition of the CSCS logo on the NPORS car.