NPORS Overhead Crane Training Course

Duration – 3 days

Course Content

It is envisaged by the end of this course of training the learner will be able to answer questions on and perform the following:

  • Have a basic understanding of the industry, the dangers of working in the industry and their responsibilities as an operator
  • Have a working knowledge of the manufacturers handbook for the particular machine to be used
  • Be able to locate and identify the major components of the machine and explain their functions
  • Be able to locate and identify key controls and explain their functions
  • Set up exclusion zone
  • Identify and maintain PPE appropriate for overhead crane use
  • Conduct all pre-operations and running checks in accordance with manufacturer’s and legislative requirements
  • Prepare the overhead crane for use and operate the machine safely and efficiently
  • Environmental conditions
  • Carry out all end of work and shut down procedures

Course ratios:

Novice – 3 delegates, 1 machine, 3 days
– 2 delegates, 1 machine, 2 days
Refresher – 3 delegates, 1 machine, 1 day
Experienced worker tests (no training) – 4 delegates, 1 machine, 1 day

Course Aims

The NPORS N104 course aims to provide the candidate with a thorough practical and theory training in operating an Overhead Crane in order to enable the candidate to pass the NPORS Theory and Practical Tests.

Course Requirement

All 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 Board

Established 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.


To 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.
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