KH Plant Training Ltd

N001 - Counterbalance Forklift Truck

2022 Open Course Calendar

  • 16/05/2022 – 20/05/2022
  • 13/06/2022 – 17/06/2022
  • 25/07/2022 – 29/07/2022
  • 15/08/2022 – 19/08/2022
  • 19/09/2022 – 23/09/2022
  • 17/10/2022 – 21/10/2022
  • 14/11/2022 – 18/11/2022
  • 12/12/2022 – 16/12/2022

Course Objective

The objective of this course is to provide delegates with the knowledge and skills that will enable them to safely and competently operate a Counterbalance Forklift in line with NPORS guidelines.

The NPORS National Plant Operators Registration Scheme is now one of the UK’s leading CSCS affiliated carding schemes and is accepted across the Construction, Industrial, Utilities, Warehousing and Port and Marine sectors to name a few.

Content

Upon successful completion of the course, candidates will have gained practical skills and knowledge to:

  • Describe the nature of the sector of industry and its role and responsibilities as a plant operator.
  • Name and explain the purpose of principal components, the basic construction, controls, and terminology.
  • Conform with manufacturer’s requirements as per the operator’s handbook, other types of information source, and relevant regulations and legislation.
  • Undertake all pre-use checks.
  • Configure and ready for travel.
  • Travel over rough, undulating ground, steep inclines, and level surfaces (with and without loads).
  • Maneuver in confined spaces (with and without loads).
  • Configure and set for lifting and transferring duties.
  • Explain action required for hazards, underground and overhead services.
  • Lift and remove various loads up to a full working height of the forklift.
  • Transfer and place load accurately at given locations.
  • Place and remove loads from a vehicle.
  • Maintain safe working situations.
  • Maintain safe and tidy working areas.
  • Carry out shut down and securing procedures.
  • Explain the loading and unloading procedures for machine transporting.

Assessment

Multiple-choice theory test
(25 questions)

Practical Test

Cerification

Upon booking the course you can request NPORS CSCS route, or NPORS for the NPORS Traditional route.*

Successful candidates will obtain an NPORS ‘National Plant Operators Registration Scheme’ card on completion. Those requiring the CSCS-embossed Red Trained Operator card (2 year validity) will need to have a valid CITB HS&E test; during this 2 year period candidates will need to achieve the relevant plant operations NVQ that will enable them to upgrade their Blue Competent Operator card (5 year validity).

Alternatively, candidates not holding a valid CITB HS&E test will only be eligible to receive the traditional 3 year NPORS operator card (5 Year NPORS Card available on request only), however this doesn’t carry the CSCS logo and isn’t as widely recognised.

Entry Requirements

It is important that any candidates have a good understanding of spoken and written English, interpreters are available upon request for those who are not fluent in English. All candidates will need to provide their own appropriate PPE for training and testing purposes..

CITB Levy Registered

If you are registered with the CITB ‘Construction Industry Training Board’ KH Plant Training can help you claim CITB grant automatically on completion. This money is paid direct to you, we’ll simply submit the application on your behalf.

Summary

This course will consist of a large element of practical tuition. Any delegates undertaking a NOVICE N001 Counterbalance Forklift course will also undertake theory training to prepare them for the multiple choice assessment.

All of our courses are taught by experts with extensive experience in this field and are designed to be enjoyable whilst ensuring that candidates acquire the knowledge and skills required in order to pass the NPORS assessment. Candidates will be issued with an NPORS operator’s card upon successful completion.

At the time of booking onto a Novice course all delegates will be provided with KH Plant Training’s NPORS Study Guides, we encourage all delegates to read these before attending the first day of training.

*If NPORS CSCS route isn’t specified at Booking then NPORS traditional will be the route taken.

 

Download Course Specification

The following course specification is a publicly available NPORS Learning outcome document for the Specified Course and is provided to give you a thorough understanding of what the specified course entails.