NPORS / CSCS Construction Plant Operator Card
Further to recent announcements regarding adopting of the CSCS logo onto the NPORS Construction Plant Operator Card here is some basic information on how the new card system will operate in the construction sector.
Basic training and testing undertaken and Trained Operator Card issued valid for 2 years from date of test. During this period the operator will be required to register for and achieve the (S)NVQ relevant to the categories held on their Trained Operator Card. Also the operator logbook will need to be completed and validated. Once achieved the operator can apply for the Competent Operator Card valid for 5 years from date of application.
Existing NPORS Card Holders
Existing NPORS card holders will be given the opportunity to apply for a transitional card. If the operator does not hold the relevant (S)NVQ for the categories held on their operator card they will be issued with the Trained Operator Card valid for 2 years from date of application. They will be required to follow the same process as a new entrant.
If the operator holds the relevant (S)NVQ for the categories held on their operator card they can apply for the Competent Operator Card valid for 5 years from the date of application.