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Technical Bulletin No. 18 – February 2018

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Technical Bulletin No. 18 – February 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.

 

Training Provider Renewal e mail reminders

You will begin to receive or may have already received e mail reminders from NPORS regarding your accreditation renewal and the need to book your accreditation audit.

The purpose of this e mail is to give TP’s a 3-month window in which to book their audits prior to their renewal date. This will allow TP’s to book in a timely fashion and allows our auditors the opportunity to plan their diaries accordingly. Having your audit before your renewal date will not affect your renewal date and will offer an opportunity to correct any shortfalls (should there be any) prior to renewal. The audit is a key element of the renewal process and must be completed prior to renewal. The payment terms stated in the e mail are for information, invoices will be sent when your audit is booked and must be paid before the audit is conducted. All fees are listed in the secure area of npors.com.

We have had many calls to the office reference this reminder and we hope that this statement clears up any confusion.

 

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.

 

Instructor Qualifications

Please ensure that on renewal your Health & Safety and First Aid qualifications are in date. There is no grace period for Instructors who don’t have these requirements in place at renewal.

 

Regional Meetings 2018

This list has been updated.

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

Monday 14 May 2018
Hartford Golf Club
Burrows Hill Hartford
Northwich
CW8 3AP

 

All meetings will start at 10 am.

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.

 

Procedure for Adding Categories to Existing NPORS Instructor Remit

It is essential that all instructors wishing to add categories to their remit must be capable of safely operating the plant / equipment and be able to demonstrate their underpinning knowledge plus the ability to instruct others on that plant / equipment.

There are two routes available to add categories to an instructor remit.

Route 1

Instructor is in possession of current accredited evidence at operator level i.e. operator card/certificate for the category to be added. The Instructor will undertake the Instructor level theory test and deliver a classroom and practical lesson relevant to the category. This process will be administered by an NPORS monitor.

Route 2

Instructor is in possession of non-accredited evidence at operator level i.e. in-house card/certificate or employer declaration. The candidate Instructor will undertake the NPORS operator practical test delivered by an NPORS registered Instructor who holds the category on his NPORS Instructor remit. This test will be monitored by NPORS. The Instructor will undertake the Instructor level theory test and deliver a classroom and practical lesson relevant to the category. This process will be administered by an NPORS monitor.

A maximum of 2 categories may be added per day.

There will inevitably be occasions where instructors will be referred on some or all elements of the ACTR process. In this event, any elements achieved by the instructor will be held in credit for a maximum of 6 months from the date of the original ACTR visit. The 6-month time frame is to allow the instructor ample opportunity to re-take the element(s) in which they were originally referred. It is the Training Provider/Instructor’s responsibility to ensure that they have re-taken any outstanding elements within the 6- month time frame allowed by NPORS. If the outstanding elements have not been re-taken within the 6- month time frame the application to add the category to instructor remit will be automatically cancelled by NPORS and the instructor will be required to begin the whole process again. Where referrals have taken place, the instructor will be allowed a maximum of two retakes. If the element has not been achieved after two retakes the application will be cancelled and the instructor will be referred for full duration novice training on the category.

NPORS require 14 days’ notice of adding categories to help ensure the availability of a monitor. A non-refundable £50 + vat application fee must accompany all applications. Applications will be held open for a maximum period of 6 months. If applications have not been actioned within this time frame they will be automatically cancelled by NPORS. The Monitor will contact the instructor by no later than 10 am on the DAY PRIOR to the visit and will nominate the subject areas to be covered in the classroom and practical lessons. Because of the requirement for the monitor to contact the instructor the day prior to the visit, no ACTR bookings will be accepted for Mondays.

Instructors will not be allowed to add categories to their remit while conducting training.

 

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 02/2018

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07 Feb, 18