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National Plant Operators Scheme – Changes Announced

Posted on Oct 05, 2016


National Plant Operators Scheme NPORS have announced important changes that see’s them forge stronger links with CSCS. Card holders who would like to apply for the new Construction Plant Card, are able to apply for either a Trained Operator Card or a Competent Operator card.

In order to apply for a Construction Plant Competent Operator card the operator will need to have achieved a Level 2 NVQ in the relevant item of plant listed on their card.

If the operator does not have the relevant Level 2 NVQ they can apply for the Construction Plant Trained Operator card, this card is valid for two years during which time the operator will need to achieve a Level 2 NVQ in order to upgrade their card to the NPORS/CSCS Construction Plant Competent Operator Card.

Holders of the new Construction Plant card will gain easier access to site with the addition of the CSCS logo on the NPORS card.

Construction Skills People deliver a wide variety of Level 2 Plant NVQ’s and NPORS training and are happy to offer advice on the latest scheme rules.