Vally Plant Training

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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.

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 Training Course: Safely Operating Mobile Crane Vehicles

  1. Introduction to Lorry Loaders:
  • Overview of lorry loader types and configurations
  • Understanding the components and controls of a lorry loader
  • Different applications and lifting capacities of lorry loaders
  1. Lorry Loader Safety Procedures:
  • Importance of safety in lorry loader operation
  • Pre-operational checks and inspections
  • Understanding load charts and load capacities
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements
  • Emergency procedures: shutdown, lockout/tagout, and evacuation protocols
  1. Lorry Loader Operation Basics:
  • Starting, stopping, and controlling the lorry loader, include emergency stops
  • Familiarization with lorry loader controls: boom, remote, and outriggers
  • Manoeuvring the lorry loader on different terrain types: roads, construction sites, etc.
  • Lifting and lowering loads safely and accurately
  1. Load Handling Techniques:
  • Proper assessment of loads: weight, size, and stability
  • Positioning the lorry loader for efficient loading and unloading
  • Securing loads with proper rigging techniques: slings, chains, and hooks
  • Stacking and de-stacking loads safely and efficiently
  • Using other professionals to complete the work. Slinger signaller to direct the load
  1. Site Safety and Hazard Awareness:
  • Identifying potential hazards in the workplace
  • Working safely around pedestrians, other vehicles, and obstacles
  • Recognising environmental hazards: overhead obstructions, power lines, etc.
  • Understanding site-specific safety rules and regulations
  1. Maintenance and Inspections:
  • Importance of regular maintenance for lorry loader 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 Training:
  • Practical exercises in lorry loader operation under supervision
  • Manoeuvring through obstacle courses and confined spaces
  • Load handling exercises: lifting, positioning, and placing loads
  • 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 lorry loader operation skills
  • Certification upon successful completion of the course

A lorry loader training course provides participants with the essential knowledge, skills, and confidence to operate lorry loaders safely and efficiently in various work environments. By covering topics such as safety procedures, operation techniques, load handling, site awareness, 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 lorry loader training is essential for ensuring compliance, reducing risks, and maximizing productivity in lifting operations.

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

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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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