N111 NPORS Hoist

Course Objective:

To provide thorough theory and practical training in the operation of the hoist, enabling candidates to competently and safely carry out the role and pass the relevant NPORS assessments

Course Content:

  • Describe the nature of this sector of industry and their role and responsibilities as a plant/equipment operator
  • Name and explain the purpose of principle hoist components, the basic construction, controls and terminology
  • Confirm competency in line with the manufacturer’s requirements as per the operator’s handbook
  • Check the stability, alignment and all-round safety before use
  • Ensure that the relevant hoistway protection mechanism is in position before use
  • Check that all gates and safety devices function according to specification
  • Undertake all the hoist’s pre-use and on-going running checks
  • Check the emergency lowering functions
  • Explain precautions to be taken for overhead services and other construction site hazards
  • Load and unload materials following official manual handling requirements
  • Prepare the hoist for the required load(s) and/or passengers
  • Operate the plant machinery to the limits of operation both loaded and unloaded
  • Comply with signals and instructions
  • Explain the hoist’s working limitations
  • Place the plant equipment in an out-of-service condition, isolate it and secure it

Prior Requirement / Prerequisites:

In order to be eligible to undertake NPORS Hoist training, candidates must have achieved the relevant CITB Health, Safety & Environment (HS&E) touch-screen-test within 2 years.


The duration of this course is subject to a variety of factors including candidate experience and prior tuition received, delegate numbers, site restrictions etc. Given this, TUTS don’t adopt a ‘one size fits all’ approach to our course delivery. Please speak to one of our trusted advisors to determine a delivery package that’s specific to you and/or your business. 


  • Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
  • Customer site (must meet CPCS specifications)

CITB Grant available?

Yes – please speak to one of our advisors should you require any further information, what’s more TUTS will even assist in claiming any CITB grants available to you.

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