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CSCS Card

In Line with the Government Strategy for Construction for a single logo that card schemes can work to, and as a result of the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) decision to award the single logo status to CSCS, the NPORS Construction Operator Card will in future be issued in line with the requirements stipulated by the CLC and will display the CSCS logo.

NPORS / CSCS Construction Plant Operator Card
We are now in a position to release further information regarding the implimentation of the new NPORS / CSCS Construction Plant Operator Card. We have over recent weeks been engaged in discussions with various industry bodies regarding the implimentaion of our new card system for construction plant operators. These bodies are namely CSCS, Build UK, CECA, CITB. As a result of these discussions we can now confirm the following information.

The facility will be in place to apply for a transitional NPORS / CSCS operator card via npors.com from mid September 2016. Operators may apply directly or employers may apply on behalf of their operators via this service.

Existing NPORS Card Holder – No (S)NVQ Held
For operators who do not currently hold the requisite (S)NVQ a Trained Operator card will be issued valid for two years from the date of application. During this two year period operators will be required to register for and achieve the requisite (S)NVQ with the unit credits applicable to the categories of plant held on their Trained Operator card.

Existing NPORS Card Holder – (S)NVQ Held
Operators who do currently hold the requisite (S)NVQ with the unit credits applicable to the categories of plant held on their NPORS card will be issued with a Competent Operator card valid for 5 years from the date of application. Operators in receipt of the Competent Operator card will also be issued with a CPD record / operator logbook. This will be an ongoing record of the operators continuous professional development and of their operating hours in the workplace.

Please note that in all cases operators will have to supply proof of having passed the CITB Health, Safety & Environmental touch screen test within the two years prior to application for the card. 

New entrants to the NPORS Scheme will undertake training / testing in the usual way.

New Entrant – No (S)NVQ Held
Once successfully tested operators who do not hold the requisite (S)NVQ with the units applicable to the category of plant achieved will be issued with a Trained Operator card valid for 2 years from the date they were tested. During the two year period they will be required to register for and achieve the requisite (S)NVQ with the unit credits applicable to the category(s) of plant held on their Trained Operator card.

On successful completion of this process a Competent Operator card will be issued valid for 5 years from the date of application. A CPD record / operator logbook will also be issued.

New Entrant – (S)NVQ Held
Once successfully tested operators who do currently hold the requisite (S)NVQ with the unit credits applicable to the categories of plant held on their NPORS card will be issued with a Competent Operator card valid for 5 years from the date they were tested. Operators in receipt of the Competent Operator card will also be issued with a CPD record / operator logbook. This will be an ongoing record of the operators continuous professional development and of their operating hours in the workplace.

Please note that in all cases operators will have to supply proof of having passed the CITB Health, Safety & Environmental touch screen test within the two years prior to application for the card. 

We are very pleased to announce that our S001 – Construction Safety Awareness Coursehas been mapped as a full equivalent to the QCF Level 1 Award Health and Safety in a Construction Environment. This means that in addition to plant operators undertaking this course, labourers who have achieved the NPORS Site Safety Awareness Course can apply for the CSCS green Labourers Card once they have also passed the CITB Health, Safety and Environment Operatives Test.

Overview

This course highlights potential hazards when working on site and provides practical advice on keeping yourself and your colleagues safe. It covers your individual and employer’s responsibilities, including what you can do if you think anyone’s health and safety is being put at risk.

This course provides health and safety awareness and is endorsed by Build UK as standard training for all operatives on site.

At The End Of The Course You Will Have An Understanding Of:

• the need to prevent accidents
• health and safety law
• how your role fits into the control and management of the site
• risk assessments and method statements
• performing safely and asking for advice
• how to report unsafe acts to prevent an accident

Certification for this course is valid for 5 years. To remain certified in this area, you will need to retake the course before the expiry date.

Course duration: 7 hrs

To book this course please contact one of our accredited training providers using the training provider search facility on www.npors.com entering S001 in the Training Provider Category search field.

Apply for your NPORS CSCS Card