Course aims

The NPORS N214 course aims to provide the candidate with a thorough practical and theory training in operating a Ride on Roller in order to enable the candidate to pass the NPORS Theory and Practical Tests.

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Course content

Through a combination of targeted training and experience, an individual with the ride – on roller will be able to:

  • Describe the nature of the sector of industry and their role and responsibilities as a plant operator.
  • Name and explain the purpose of principal components, the basic construction, controls and terminology.
  • Confirm with manufacturer’s requirements as per the operator’s handbook, other types of information source and relevant regulations and legislation.
  • Undertake all pre – use checks.
  • Configure and set for travel.
  • Travel over rough, undulating ground, substantial inclines and level surfaces.
  • Maneuver in confined spaces.
  • Configure and set for compacting duties.
  • Explain action required for hazards, underground and overhead services.
  • Compact loose granular materials to specification.
  • Compact straight lines and around radii.
  • Compact supported and unsupported edges.
  • Explain the principles, requirements and techniques of good compaction.
  • Carry out shut down and securing procedures.
  • Explain the loading and unloading procedures for machine transporting.

To achieve the NPORS Operators Card candidates must pass both the NPORS Theory and Practical Test.