Engcon and NPORS join forces to offer tilt rotator training.
The National Plant Operators Registration Scheme (NPORS) has teamed up with tiltrotator manufacturer Engcon to produce the UK’s first national tiltrotator training and certification programme.
The scheme is suitable for all makes of tiltrotator and can be arranged either through Engcon or directly through NPORS.
Tiltrotator training will be carried out by qualified and experienced instructors and includes an introduction to tiltrotators and practical instruction, followed by both a practical and written test, with a required pass mark of 80%.
The course includes an introduction to some of the many attachments that are becoming more commonplace on tiltrotator-equipped excavators, such as grading beams, sorting grabs, pallet forks and compactors.
In addition to the practical session, operators will also be required to demonstrate an understanding of the issues specific to tiltrotator use, including attachment selection, causes of instability when using a tiltrotator, safety checks/signals, and the regulations relating to lifting operations and equipment.
A tiltrotator provides extra articulation for an attachment, allowing the machine operator to twist, tilt or rotate it.
Engcon (UK) chief executive Robert Hunt said: “The UK is Europe’s fastest growing market for tiltrotators and the response to Engcon’s expansion into the UK has been phenomenal. With our new sales, service and spares centre, together with a support team and now certified training, Engcon is the only tiltrotator manufacturer to offer such a comprehensive UK service.”