Mobile Crane Training Course

A60 Mobile Crane
Course Aims: The NPORS N101 course aims to provide the candidate with a thorough practical and theory training in operating a Mobile Crane in order to to enable the candidate to pass the NPORS Theory and Practical Tests.
Course ContentThrough a combination of targeted training and experience, an individual with the mobile crane will be able to:

  • Describe the nature of the sector of industry and their role and responsibilities as a plant operator.
  • Name and explain the purpose of principal components, the basic construction, controls and terminology.
  • Confirm with manufacturer’s requirements as per the operator’s handbook, other types of information source and relevant regulations and legislation.
  • Explain all relevant documentation.
  • Undertake all pre – use checks.
  • Configure and set for travel (site and highway).
  • Travel the crane to an area of work.
  • Maneuver in confined spaces.
  • Configure the crane for lifting duties
  • Deploy outriggers to specification (where applicable).
  • Explain action required for hazards, underground and overhead services.
  • Program/set – up Rated Capacity Indicators for lifting duties.
  • Lift various loads using the full radius and slewing capabilities of the loader crane.
  • Accurately place loads.
  • Change the falls of rope on a hook block.
  • Minimize the swinging of loads.
  • Move loads through machine travel (where applicable).
  • Maintain safe working situations.
  • Comply with signals and instructions.
  • Explain rigging and de – rigging procedures when fitting fly jibs or boom extensions.
  • Dismantle the crane in preparation of movement.
  • Carry out shut down and securing procedures.
Course RequirementAll visitors must report to reception on arrival and follow site safety rules at all times.

There are no catering facilities on site, so delegates need to provide their own lunch. There are tea and coffee facilities available.

Candidates must bring and wear their PPE on site for plant testing. They must also bring signature and photographic identification as required for all testing.

Examination BoardEstablished in 1992, the National Plant Operators Registration Scheme is now one of the UK’s leading Accreditation and Registration Bodies, working across the Construction, Industrial, Utilities, Warehousing and Distribution, Agricultural, Ports and Marine sectors.

NPORS offers flexibility, whilst maintaining standards, both nationally and internationally by working with industry and Accredited Training Providers.

AssessmentTo achieve the NPORS Operators Card candidates must pass both the NPORS Theory and Practical Test.
Refresher / Re-qualification InformationOnce you have achieved your NPORS Operator Card it lasts for 3 years.
See also: Plant NPORS Cranes and Specialist Lifting