National Plant Operators Registration Scheme (NPORS)

NPORS has been supporting the industry since it was established in 1992 and is now one of the UK's leading Accreditation and Registration Bodies. The scheme offers employers the flexibility of being able to have the training conducted at their premises or site location using their own plant and machinery.

As an Accredited Training Provider (ATP), we provide NPORS assessments at our plant centre in Doncaster, as well as offering nationwide on-site assessments.


NPORS CSCS Plant Operator Card

As a partner card scheme of CSCS, the NPORS CSCS Construction Operators Card, will now be issued in line with the requirements stipulated by the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) and will display the CSCS logo.

The NPORS CSCS Cards that available are the Trained Operator Card (Red), and the Competent Operator Card (blue). The Blue Competent Operator card is only available to those operators who have achieved the relevant NVQ qualification.

For new entrants to the scheme that have no formal qualifications, a Red Trained Operator Card will be issued which remains valid for two years, during which time the plant operator must achieve the relevant NVQ qualification for the categories held on their Trained Operator Card.

Traditional NPORS Card

If the CSCS logo is not required on your NPORS card, the option to apply for the Traditional NPORS card is still available.

Once the training and assessment have successfully been completed the operator will receive a traditional NPORS card, which is renewable. This card can be endorsed with the Health, Safety & Environment (HS&E) test logo if the operator has passed the relevant HS&E test within the last two years. If they don't have a valid HS&E test, then the card will be awarded without the HS&E logo.