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 Lorry Loader Training

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Lorry Loader Training

The aim of the NPORS Lorry Loader Training or Clamshell Bucket Courses is to provide the candidate with the basic knowledge and practical skills involved in operating a Lorry Loader ( HIAB ) or clamshell bucket courses, and on successful completion of the practical test, you will be issued with the NPORS Identity card with or without the CSCS logo.

NPORS/CSCS Lorry loader Experienced Worker Test or Training can only be delivered  on our customer’s sites nationwide, Therefore reducing downtime and disruption of works to our clients.

The Training provides safety knowledge and practical training in the safe use of lorry loaders.

NPORS is an approved CSCS Partner Card Scheme and these cards should be accepted when presented at the site gates. Therefore as a result of this, the NPORS Lorry Loader card is accepted by all the major contractors.

Experienced operator – NPORS Lorry Loader Test

NPORS Lorry Loader Test is for operators who have received some form of training in the past or alternatively has been operating the Lorry Loader for several 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 lorry loader test, a theory section comprised of 25 questions and a practical session.

Lorry Loader Course Content:

  • Be able to operate the machine safely and correctly in accordance with manufacturers’ instructions
  • Carry out a pre-shift inspection.
  • Be able to operate safely under varying site conditions.
  • Be able to load/unload lorry by slinging loads from the lorry loader.
  • Set stabilisers correctly – have machine stable and level.
  • Engage/disengage PTO correctly.
  • Be able to carry out minor adjustments and routine service.
  • Have an understanding of responsibilities under Health and Safety at Work Act & other current relevant legislation.
  • Name and explain the purpose of principal components
  • Carry out shut down and securing procedures
  • Explain different types of lifting accessories for use with the lorry loader

Why Book Your Test With VPT

  • Lorry Loader Training Available 7 days a week to suit your business requirements.
  • VPT have a team of friendly and approachable instructors, who have a wealth of knowledge of lorry loader 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 HIAB practical training area to simulate an actual working environment.
  • Our Lorry Loader or clamshell bucket courses and test packages are priced to be competitive. Discounts are available for multiple bookings
  • We can send a fully qualified NPORS LORRY LOADER Tester to your site nationwide, to reduce the amount of time away from work



3 Day Crane/Lift Supervisor Course. £895 pp

29/11/23 – 01/12/23

18/12/23 – 20/12/23

Book your place today as spaces are limited

NPORS Lorry Loader Course Duration

Experienced Operator: 1 Day test only, maximum 4 candidates

Novice Operator: 2 Days training, maximum 3 candidates

Location*: At our clients’ site nationwide

*Mileage and accommodation charges may apply




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 Lorry Loader 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.

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