NPORS - National Plant Operators Registration Scheme


NPORS was formed in 1992, accrediting over 1000 Instructors and Training Providers who operate on National and International projects.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) recognise NPORS as a competent organisation to accredit, monitor and train Instructors/Training Providers to deliver Operator training and testing. Recognition by the HSE is intended to help set and maintain professional training standards, helping employers select the training organisations who offer a good standard of training.

NPORS training and testing can either be completed at our training centres or on your own site (providing your site meets the requirements and the appropriate plant is available).

At CMT we can offer full Foundation Training Courses with NPORS assessments at the end for novice candidates with no previous experience.

An Operator can renew his NPORS card in one of two ways:

  • An employer signs a renewal notification form. This signature is to verify that the Operator has maintained a good standard on the category and has been accident free during their employment.


  • Refresher training has been completed for each group of categories. Operators have a 6 month grace period from the expiry date of their old card to renew it.

Course Information

Course duration

  • Dependent upon experience


  • On successful completion, delegates will receive an NPORS certificate and ID Card

Booking and further information

For further information or to book a place please call 08433 301236 or email us