Plant Operations


Maintain high standards of plant operations with accreditation that offers greater flexibility than CPCS – our testers cover over 100 different NPORS categories.

NPORS - National Plant Operators Registration Scheme

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.

Why choose NPORS?

NPORS offers flexibility that its CPCS alternative doesn’t, whilst maintaining standards both nationally and internationally by working closely with industry and Accredited Training Providers.

NPORS Categories

Material Handling

N001 NPORS Industrial Counterbalance

N003 NPORS Reach Truck

N004 NPORS Lorry Mounted Lift Truck

N005 NPORS Order Picker

N006 NPORS Side Loader Forklift

N007 NPORS Narrow Aisle Lift Truck

N008 NPORS Pallet Stacker Truck

N009 NPORS Rough Terrain Masted Forklift

N010 NPORS Rough Terrain Telescopic Handler

N011 NPORS Industrial Telescopic Handler


N108 NPORS Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP) – Boom Lift/Cherry Picker

N109 NPORS Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP) – Scissor Lift

N111 NPORS Hoist

N119 NPORS Mobile Elevating Work Platform – Mast Climber


N101 NPORS Mobile Crane

N102 NPORS Tower Crane

N103 Crawler Crane

N104 NPORS Gantry Crane / Overhead Travelling Crane

N107 NPORS Lorry Loader (Hi-Ab)

N242 NPORS Crawler – Tractor/Side Boom

N114 NPORS Overhead Container Gantry Crane

N115 NPORS Remote Control Tower Crane

N402 NPORS Slinger Signaller

N401 NPORS Appointed Persons – Lifting Operations / Lift Planner

N405 NPORS Crane / Lift Supervisor

We also cover:

N100 Excavator as a Crane - Bolt-on only
N138 Telescopic Handler Suspended Loads (Bolt-On)

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Earth Moving Machinery

Crawler Tractor Dozer

N201 NPORS Excavator 180 Degrees

N226 NPORS Excavator 360 Degree

N123 NPORS Excavator Mini (Below 5 Tonnes)

N203 NPORS Trencher

N204 NPORS Forward Tipping Dumper

N205 NPORS Rear Tipping Dump Truck

N209 NPORS A21 Wheeled Loading Shovel

N212 NPORS Skid Steer Loader

N240 NPORS Grader

We also cover:

N722 Materials Re-Handler
N206 Loader Compressor
N250 Compact Loader

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Miscellaneous Equipment

N201 NPORS Excavator 180 Degrees

We also cover:

N221 Piling Rig
N721 Concrete Pump (Static)
N207 Crusher
N208 Screener

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Street Works

We also cover:

N214 Road Roller

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Agricultural Tractor

We also cover:

N120 Plant Loader & Securer
N608 All-Terrain Vehicle

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N502 Rail Drill
N503 Sleeper Drill
N504 Rail Handler (Iron Man)

N505 Impact Wrench
N506 Generator

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Health & Safety Courses:

N702 Confined Spaces - Low Risk
N702 Confined Spaces - Medium Risk
N702 Confined Spaces - High Risk
N403 Vehicle Marshall
N133 Plant Machinery Marshall
N132 Plant Mover
N404 Safe Working at Height

N703 Fire Warden
N704 Manual Handling
N711 Safe Use of Ladders
N723 Harness and Fall Arrest
N714 Safety at Street and Road Works
S001 Safety Awareness

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Small Equipment:

N301A Abrasive Wheels Awareness
N301B Abrasive Wheels with Practical Cutting/Grinding
N302 Bench Saw
N303 Circular Saw
N304 Cable Avoidance Tool
N602 Chain Saw

N603 Wood Chipper / Shredder
N604 Grass Cutters / Mowers
N605 Strimmer / Brushcutter
N606 Stump Grinder
N610 Hedge Trimmer
N710 Cartridge Tools

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If I am a Supervisor, can I carry out the work of an operative?

No, the supervisor units and the operative units are different and specific to operative and supervisory duties.

Can I take the course in less than 5 days?

Although some providers may offer a reduced duration course. TUTS Group guarantee the highest quality of training and candidate support, therefore our NRSW course is the full 5-days.

I believe there’s been a change to the scheme (April 2020) – does this affect me?

Yes, if you have no knowledge or prior experience within the role, or are not familiar with the new specification, then we would strongly recommend that you attend the longer duration course.

Can you deliver the training on my site?

NRSW must be delivered at an approved training location, which has been certified by the awarding body. It is possible to organise this for your site but may take a long time to arrange and be cost-inefficient.

Do I need a valid CSCS card?

No you do not need a CSCS card to qualify NRSW units.

What units do you deliver?

Units 1-6 & 9 for Operatives and Units 1, 10-14 & 16 for Supervisors as standard. Units 7 & 15 are also available upon request.

Does NRSW qualify me to work on the Motorway?

No, NRSW is a qualification for working on public highways up to A-Road classification, dual carriageway with a cap at 60mph.

What is the renewal period/Grace period?

5 years from the point of expiry. Your card will expire after 5 years, you will then be able to renew your card (by attending the reassessment course) within 5 years.

Do I need to have experience?

In order to attend our 5-day course you should have at least 6 months of experience working on or around the public highway.

How long does it take for me to receive my card after the course?

We internally verify all paperwork within 72hrs of course completion and request your certificates & cards at this time. Most certificates and cards are received within 4-6 weeks (depending on any delays with the awarding body).

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