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Technical Bulletin No. 17 – January 2018

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Technical Bulletin No. 17 – January 2018
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Out of Hours Amendments to Notifications

If you need to amend or cancel a notification out of normal office hours, a telephone answer service is now available to you so that you may leave a brief message stating NRN number and any amendments or cancellations.

The number is 01656 767612

This number will only accept amendments or cancellations and will not accept bookings. It will only be available out of hours.

Do not call the main office number for out of hours’ amendments as the messages will not reach the monitors and you may be charged if a monitor turns up.

 

CITB Grant Funding

Please be aware that CITB have changed the criteria for levy payers to claim grant funding for training their operators.

Levy payers can now only claim the grant funding if the training is delivered by a CITB Approved Training Organisation (ATO). Therefore, they have introduced a Training Directory which lists all ATO’s. We would advise all our training providers whose customers are levy payers to register with CITB to be listed in the training directory and therefore be able to fulfil the needs of your customers. It is likely that there will be a fee charged by CITB for registration and we would like to stress that this is nothing to do with NPORS.

Please note that this does not affect your accreditation with NPORS and you only need to do this if your customers wish to claim the grant.

 

NPORS New Logo

You will start to see that NPORS paperwork now has a new logo. This is because we have registered the logo including the word NPORS as our trade mark.This means that only NPORS has the right to use this logo.

If you wish to use any NPORS logo, please ensure that you contact Jane Jones janejones@npors.com and she will send you the updated logo usage agreement for signing. Once this has been returned we will then send you the new NPORS Accredited Training Provider logo. This is the only logo that you will be entitled to use and must be used in accordance with the terms set out in the logo usage agreement.

 

New Test Paperwork

We will shortly begin the process of updating the test paperwork on npors.com. Please keep updated and use only the latest issue of any test paperwork you are using. N025 Concrete Cutting Chainsaw is now available for download.

 

NPORS Site Specific Risk Assessment Form

This form has been updated and must be used when you are conducting training / testing on sites where there may be specific risks that are not accounted for in your generic training risk assessments. Where this form is used you are required to keep a copy as it may be required at audit. If you are conducting training / testing at your own premises and the risks are accounted for in your generic risk assessment, then the form is not required. Be aware that you may be asked to show your generic risk assessment at audit. The new form is available for download in the forms section of npors.com.

 

Regional Meetings 2018

This list has been updated.

We are pleased to announce that we will holding regional meetings during March and April 2018. This will give us an opportunity to build on the success of the meetings we held in 2016 and also very importantly give us the opportunity to meet our training providers and not just communicate over the telephone or via e mail. The dates and venues for the meetings that have been arranged so far are as follows:

Monday 26 March 2018
Inverness Caledonian Thistle Football Club
Stadium Road
Inverness IV1 1FF

Tuesday 27 March 2018
Grangemouth Golf Club
Polmont Hill
Polmont
Falkirk FK2 0YA

Wednesday 28 March 2018
Woodham Golf Club
Burnhill Way
Newton Aycliffe
Co.Durham DL5 4PN

Monday 9 April 2018
Kegworth Hotel & Conference Centre
Packington Hill
Kegworth DE74 2DF

Tuesday 10 April 2018
Caversham Golf Club
Mapledurham
Reading RG4 7UT

Wednesday 11 April 2018
Taunton & Pickeridge Golf Club
Corfe
Taunton
Somerset TA3 7BY

Thursday 12 April 2018
Best Western Heronston Hotel
Ewenny Road
Bridgend
CF35 5AW

The date and venue for the Northwich meeting will be announced in due course.

Please register your intention to attend the meeting in your area by e mail to janejones@npors.com indicating which meeting you will be attending and also any questions you may have.

Out of Hours Amendments to Notifications

If you need to amend or cancel a notification out of normal office hours, a telephone answer service is now available to you so that you may leave a brief message stating NRN number and any amendments or cancellations.

The number is 01656 767612

This number will only accept amendments or cancellations and will not accept bookings. It will only be available out of hours.

Do not call the main office number for out of hours’ amendments as the messages will not reach the monitors and you may be charged if a monitor turns up.

 

© NPORS 01/2018

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10 Jan, 18