NPORS Skip Loader (N219)

Novice and experienced tester routes available  

This NPORS Skip Loader (N219) course aims to provide delegates with the knowledge and skills that will enable them to safely and competently operate a Skip Loader on site in line with NPORS guidelines


This is suitable for operators of all skillsets, experienced or not. The course is delivered in line with NPORS learning outcomes and is based on a mix of both theory and practical tuition to give delegates sound underpinning knowledge of best practice and safe operation.


  •  Demonstrate a basic understanding of the industry and their roles and responsibilities as an operator.
  • Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the machine and how to operate it safely.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the manufacturer’s handbook.
  • Locate and identify the major components and controls of the machine and explain their functions.
  • Conduct all pre-operation checks.
  • Conduct all necessary safety checks at the work area.
  • Safely mount and dismount the machine.
  • Configure the machine for travel then move off and stop safely.
  • Manoeuvre the machine safely when laden and unladen, over varying terrain and rough ground, in open and confined areas and on inclines.
  • Ensure the suitability of the tipping and loading area.
  • Position the vehicle to pick up and place skips or containers, including areas with height restrictions.
  • Safely pick up, transfer and deposit skips of various sizes and weights.
  • Transfer loads to different locations, ensuring the load integrity and security.
  • Deposit loads from a skip or container.
  • Ensure deposited skips or bodies are left in a safe manner.
  • Carry out all end of shift and shut down procedure.



Novice training – three days with a maximum of three delegates.

Refresher training – one to two days with a maximum of six delegates.

DELIVERY METHODS: Open Course | On Site.

  • If this course is delivered on site at your premises, you must ensure you have a safe working area, suitable in size to the scheme rules and correct, safe and examined equipment. Note, this is your responsibility as the booker. Please speak with our team if you are unsure or require more information.

ASSESSMENT: NPORS Theory assessment made up of multiple choice questions & NPORS Practical assessment.



  • Traditional card – lasts for 5 years and is mainly accepted with housebuilders, utilities, port and marine as proof of competence OR
  • NPORS card with CSCS logo – accepted by all major building contractor’s. The initial card is the RED trained operator card which lasts for 2 years and can be upgraded to BLUE competent operator card further to completion of relevant NVQ.

OTHER INFO: Good understanding of spoken and written English.

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  • Course name
    NPORS Skip Loader (N219)
  • Location
    Sutton Coldfield
    Gate Lane 21
    B73 5TR, Boldmere
    Sutton Coldfield
    United Kingdom

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NPORS Skip Loader (N219)