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Skid Steer Loader

Course Introduction

he NPORS 212 – Skid Steer course is a comprehensive training program designed to equip individuals with the essential skills required for operating a skid steer loader, commonly known as a bobcat, in construction settings. This course covers a range of critical aspects, including pre-use inspection and handovers, safe and efficient operation of the skid steer loader, as well as the completion of bulk loading and other associated construction activities.

One of the foundational components of the course is the emphasis on pre-use inspection and handovers. Participants will learn how to meticulously assess the skid steer loader before operation, ensuring that it is in optimal condition. This not only contributes to the longevity of the equipment but also promotes overall safety on the construction site. Additionally, the course provides insights into proper handovers, facilitating effective communication and coordination among operators.

Operational proficiency is a key focus of the NPORS 212 course. Participants will acquire the necessary skills to maneuver the skid steer loader safely and efficiently. This includes understanding the machine’s controls, practicing precise movements, and mastering techniques for navigating construction sites with varying terrains. The goal is to enable operators to handle the equipment with confidence and precision, enhancing productivity while minimizing the risk of accidents.

Bulk loading is a critical task in many construction activities, and the course addresses this aspect comprehensively. Participants will learn the techniques and best practices for efficient bulk loading operations, contributing to the seamless progress of construction projects. Whether it’s material transport, excavation, or other construction-related tasks, the NPORS 212 course ensures that operators are well-equipped to handle these responsibilities with skill and precision.

Course Information

This qualification has been developed for those already working, or preparing to work, in the industry and who will be using a skid steer loader 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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