NPORS Vehicle Marshall Training Course

Course Content

It is envisaged that by the end of this course of training the trainee operator 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 a vehicle/plant machinery marshall.
  • Have a working knowledge of the manufacturer’s handbook for the particular machine/vehicle to be guided.
  • Have a good understanding of signs and signals, approved hand signals and different forms of communications.
  • Identify and maintain PPE appropriate for vehicle/plant machinery marshal.
  • Conduct all necessary safety checks at the work area including stop blocks and tipping areas.
  • Set up exclusion zone for loading/unloading.
  • Guide machinery in a forward and reverse direction including confined spaces and “blind areas” safely and efficiently.
  • Environmental considerations.
  • Carry out all end of shift and shut down and parking procedures.

Course ratios:

Novice – 3 delegates, 1 machine, 1 day
Refresher – 3 delegates, 1 machine, 1 day
Experienced worker tests (no training) – 6 delegates, 1 machine, 1 day

Course Aims

The NPORS N133 course aims to provide the candidate with a thorough practical and theory training in marshalling plant and machinery in order to 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 Operator Card candidates must pass both the Theory Test and the Practical Test.
Refresher / Re-qualification InformationThe NPORS Card is valid for 3 years
See also: British Metals Recycling Association (BMRA)