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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 is issued in line with the requirements stipulated by the CLC and displays the CSCS logo.

Guidance For Employers, Operators And Accredited Training Providers

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.

Operator Cards

NPORS (Traditional) Operator Card

For those who operate in industry sectors other than construction and therefore not subject to the requirement to hold an operator card bearing the CSCS logo, NPORS has retained its traditional operator card.

Though the standards applied to this route and the methods of achievement are exactly the same as those applied to the NPORS / CSCS operator card route the NPORS traditional card does not bear the CSCS logo as non-construction industry sectors in the main do not have the same requirements as the construction sector i.e., trained operator card – VQ achievement – competent operator card.

End users have the option to select 3- or 5-year registrations for this card dependent on any sector specific or in-company requirements.

N.B. For those operating in the construction sector the NPORS / CSCS card route should be followed.

NPORS / CSCS Occupational Work Supervisor Gold Card – Plant Operations

NPORS are pleased to announce that after consultation with CSCS we are now approved to issue the Occupational Work Supervisor Gold Card for Plant Supervisors.

Those who have achieved the Level 3 (S)NVQ in Occupational Work Supervision including proof that their endorsed occupation is Plant Operations are eligible to apply for the card.

Construction Site Safety Scheme

The Construction Site Safety Scheme (CSSS) is a collection of health and safety training courses covering operative, supervisor and management training. These courses have been developed to support industry by providing the understanding and expertise to manage concerns including risks and environmental matters.

THE CSS SCHEME:

  • Site Safety Awareness, 7hour (SSA)
  • Construction Site Safety Supervisor (CSSS)
  • Construction Site Safety Manger (CSSM)

All courses within the CSS Scheme have been approved and mapped by CITB allowing for grant claims.

The Construction Site Safety Scheme courses are recognised by BuildUK.

Current NPORS Card Holders Wishing To Apply For A Transitional NPORS/CSCS Card

You can apply for a transitional NPORS/CSCS trained 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 which is 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 stated on their Trained Operator card.

Existing NPORS Card Holder – (S)NVQ Held

Operators who currently hold the requisite (S)NVQ with the unit credits applicable to the categories of plant stated 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 that operators’ continuous professional development and of their operating hours in the workplace.

Please note that in all cases, operators will have to supply proof that they have passed the CITB health, safety & environmental touch screen test within two years prior to their application for the card.

New Entrants Who Wish To Apply For A NPORS/CSCS Card

New entrants to the NPORS Scheme will undertake training / testing in the usual way. For more information on how to do this, please get in touch.

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 that they have passed the CITB health, safety & environmental touch screen test within two years prior to their application for the card.

Application form to change your current NPORS registration to the NPORS CSCS Blue Competent Operator Registration.
Application form for an NPORS / CSCS Occupational Work Supervisor Gold Card
Application to extend an NPORS Trained Operator Card

NPORS Media

A selection of our media created for 2019, you will be able to see in industry publications and at events.