Vally Plant Training

Call: 0800 689 1793

Mobile: 07724 967694

Newton Farm Business Park

Ashchurch, Tewkesbury, Gloucester GL20 7BE

Vally Plant Training

Call: 0800 689 1793

Mobile: 07724 967694
Vally Plant Training

Call: 0800 689 1793

Mobile: 07724 967694

Newton Farm Business Park

Ashchurch, Tewkesbury, Gloucester GL20 7BE

NPORS Crusher Training

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NPORS Crusher Training

The aim of the NPORS Crusher Training Course is to provide theoretical and practical training for operators of Mobile Crushing equipment in the workplace. This Crusher training Course Or Test is carried out on your site using your own equipment. Please contact us for a competitive quote

The Crusher Training Course is designed to provide candidates with the skills and knowledge required in order to operate a crusher safely and competently in the workplace.

NPORS is an approved CSCS Partner Card Scheme, providing evidence that individuals working on construction sites have the appropriate training and qualifications for the Crusher Operation. Furthermore, training criteria is based on the approved standards of the Construction Leadership Council.

Most major contractors should accept the NPORS Crusher card when presented on-site, which displays the silver CSCS logo.

This NPORS crusher training meets the statutory requirements of the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 and other relevant statutory provisions and Approved Codes of Practice.

NPORS Crusher Test For Experienced Operators

NPORS Crusher Test is for operators who have received some form of training in the past or alternatively has been operating Crusher for a number of years. If you are unsure if you qualify to go down the test route please contact us to discuss this in more detail.

There are two parts to the Crusher Test, a theory section comprised of 25 questions and a practical session operating the Crusher, revision notes are available when booking.


Crusher Course Content

Crushers are essential equipment in mining, quarrying, and construction industries, tasked with breaking down large rocks and materials into smaller, more manageable sizes. Operating mobile crushers requires specialised skills and knowledge to ensure safety, efficiency, and optimal performance. In this comprehensive course overview, we will explore the essential content covered in a crusher training course, designed to equip participants with the expertise needed to operate crushers safely and effectively in the workplace.

  1. Introduction to Crushers:

  • Overview of crusher types: jaw crushers, cone crushers, impact crushers, etc.
  • Understanding the components and operating principles of crushers
  • Different configurations and applications for specific tasks
  1. Crusher Safety Procedures:

  • Importance of safety in crusher operation
  • Pre-operational checks and inspections
  • Understanding crusher capacities and limitations
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements
  • Emergency procedures: shutdown, lockout/tagout, and evacuation protocols
  1. Crusher Operation Basics:

  • Starting, stopping, and controlling the crusher, including emergency stops
  • Familiarisation with crusher controls: power source, conveyor belts, feeders, etc.
  • Monitoring and adjusting crusher settings for optimal performance
  • Understanding crusher dynamics: feed size, speed, and throughput
  1. Material Handling and Crushing Techniques:

  • Proper assessment of materials: hardness, size, and moisture content
  • Loading and feeding materials into the crusher safely and efficiently
  • Adjusting crusher settings for different material types and sizes
  • Maximising crusher efficiency and product quality
  1. Site Safety and Hazard Awareness:

  • Identifying potential hazards in the crusher area
  • Working safely around moving parts, conveyor belts, and rotating equipment
  • Recognising environmental hazards: dust, noise, and vibration
  • Understanding site-specific safety rules and regulations
  1. Maintenance and Inspections:

  • Importance of regular maintenance for crusher performance and reliability
  • Daily, pre-shift, and post-shift inspection procedures
  • Lubrication points and maintenance schedules
  • Identifying and reporting mechanical issues and wear parts replacement
  1. Practical Hands-On Crusher Training: Practical exercises in crusher operation under supervision

  • Moving the crusher in reverse and forwards through obstructions
  • Loading and feeding materials into the crusher using excavator and loading shovels
  • Adjusting crusher settings and monitoring performance for efficiency
  • Emergency response drills: simulated scenarios to test response and decision-making skills
  1. Assessment and Certification:

  • Written examination to assess theoretical knowledge
  • Practical assessment of crusher operation skills
  • Certification upon successful completion of the course


A crusher training course equips participants with the essential knowledge, skills, and confidence to operate crushers safely and efficiently in various work environments. By covering topics such as safety procedures, operation techniques, material handling, site safety awareness, best maintenance practices, and practical hands-on training, participants can enhance their proficiency and contribute to a safer and more productive workplace. Whether you’re a novice operator or an experienced professional, investing in crusher training with Vally Plant Training is essential for ensuring compliance, reducing risks, and maximizing productivity in crushing operations.

Why Book Your Test With VPT

  • Crusher Courses Available 7 days a week to suit your business requirements.
  • VPT have a team of friendly and approachable Crusher instructors, who have a wealth of knowledge of crushers and the construction industry
  • We have our own training centre conveniently located close to the M5 junction 9, In Tewkesbury. With its own purpose-built practical training area to simulate an actual working environment, however, Crusher Training can only be conducted on your sites
  • Our Crusher course and test packages are priced to be competitive. Discounts are available for multiple bookings
  • We can send a fully qualified NPORS Crusher Tester to your site nationwide, to reduce the amount of time away from work and complete the crusher test

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3 Day Crane/Lift Supervisor Course. £795 pp

27th – 28th  February 2024 (3 spaces available}

2nd – 4th April 2024 (2 spaces available)

Book your place today as spaces are limited


NPORS Crusher Course Duration

Novice: 3 days, maximum of 3 candidates.

Experienced Worker Test: 1 day test only, maximum of 6 candidates.

Location*: This training can only be carried out on our clients site. Our instructors travel throughout the UK to do the crusher training

*Mileage and accommodation charges may apply

NPORS Crusher Training


Traditional card – lasts for 5 years and is mainly accepted with housebuilders, utilities, port and marine as proof of competence OR

NPORS card with CSCS logo – accepted by all major building contractor’s. The initial card is the RED trained operator card which lasts for 2 years and can be upgraded to BLUE competent operator card further to completion of relevant NVQ.

CSCS Health & Safety Test

If you require the NPORS Crusher Red operator card with the CSCS logo on then you must have completed the operatives health and safety test within the last two years.

In house certificates: suitable as proof of operator competence accepted for insurance and HSE compliance.

NPORS Crusher Training