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Plant Machinery Marshal

Course Introduction

The NPORS 133 – Plant Machinery Marshal course is designed to equip individuals with the essential skills and knowledge required for effective plant machinery management and coordination. Throughout the program, participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of the roles and responsibilities of both the driver and the plant marshal, forming a crucial foundation for efficient and safe operations on construction sites and other industrial settings.

One primary focus of the course is on the complexities and challenges associated with reversing and maneuvering plant machinery. Participants will delve into the key issues arising from these activities, learning to navigate tight spaces and address potential hazards. This component of the training is crucial for preventing accidents, minimizing damage to equipment and surroundings, and ensuring the safety of personnel in the vicinity.

A significant aspect of the course involves developing the skills necessary to demonstrate control over plant machinery and related activities. This encompasses mastering the operation of various types of machinery, understanding their specific functions, and executing tasks with precision. The hands-on approach to learning allows participants to gain practical experience, fostering confidence and competence in handling different plant machinery.

The course also emphasizes the importance of effective communication and coordination between the driver and the plant marshal. Participants will learn how to facilitate clear and concise communication to enhance teamwork, streamline operations, and mitigate potential risks. This collaborative approach is essential for maintaining a safe and efficient working environment.

Course Information

This qualification has been developed for those already working, or preparing to work, in the industry and who will be directing plant traffic as part of their working duties.

Delegate Requirements – Delegates should be physically fit, in good health and should, generally, not have problems with eyesight or hearing, heart disease, high blood pressure, epilepsy, impaired limb function, alcohol or drug dependence or psychiatric illness.  It is, however, desirable (but not mandatory) that applicants should be literate and have had driving experience as an indication of dexterity

Novice – This course is designed for the complete Novice delegate.

Experienced – Delegates must have used the equipment in a range of operations for a minimum of 3 months.

Refresher – Delegates must have already attended a course and have valid proof in the form of certification.

NPORS – National Plant Operators Registration Scheme

Founded in 1992, NPORS was formed to challenge the status quo within the construction industry and we are as dedicated to the goal of ensuring standards today as the day it all began.

NPORS stands firm on the principles it was founded on; supporting industry, regulated training and testing, consistent improvement, equal opportunities and transparency about how we work. Since it’s beginnings, NPORS has continued to progress to be a trusted and recognised name in the industry, offering employers a credible training alternative.

All delegates who attend our NPORS accredited course will receive an NPORS ID Card and Registration.


This course is approved for CITB Levy Funding.

We are a CITB Approved Training Organisation and will process your levy payment if you are a registered company.

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For Prices, Availability & Bookings Please Call 03331 888 111


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