NPORS CSCS Route
In Line with the Government Strategy for Construction for a single logo that card schemes can work to, and as a result of the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) decision to award the single logo status to CSCS, the NPORS Construction Operator Card will in future be issued in line with the requirements stipulated by the CLC and will display the CSCS logo.
Guidance For Employers, Operators And Accredited Training Providers
NPORS / CSCS Construction Plant Operator Card
We are now in a position to release further information regarding the implementation of the new NPORS / CSCS Construction Plant Operator Card. We have over recent weeks been engaged in discussions with various industry bodies regarding the implementation of our new card system for construction plant operators. These bodies are namely CSCS, Build UK, CECA, CITB. As a result of these discussions, we can now confirm the following information.
Current NPORS Card Holders Who Wish To Apply For A Transitional NPORS / CSCS Card
The facility will be in place to apply for a transitional NPORS / CSCS operator card via npors.com from mid-September 2016. Operators may apply directly or employers may apply on behalf of their operators via this service.
Existing NPORS Card Holder – No (S)NVQ Held
For operators who do not currently hold the requisite (S)NVQ a Trained Operator card will be issued valid for two years from the date of application. During this two year period operators will be required to register for and achieve the requisite (S)NVQ with the unit credits applicable to the categories of plant held on their Trained Operator card.
New Entrants Who Wish To Apply For A NPORS/CSCS Card
New entrants to the NPORS Scheme will undertake training/testing in the usual way.
New Entrant – No (S)NVQ Held
Once successfully tested operators who do not hold the requisite (S)NVQ with the units applicable to the category of plant achieved will be issued with a Trained Operator card valid for 2 years from the date they were tested. During the two year period, they will be required to register for and achieve the requisite (S)NVQ with the unit credits applicable to the category(s) of plant held on their Trained Operator card.
On successful completion of this process, a Competent Operator card will be issued valid for 5 years from the date of application. A CPD record/operator logbook will also be issued.
New Entrant – (S)NVQ Held
Once successfully tested operators who do currently hold the requisite (S)NVQ with the unit credits applicable to the categories of plant held on their NPORS card will be issued with a Competent Operator card valid for 5 years from the date they were tested. Operators in receipt of the Competent Operator card will also be issued with a CPD record/operator logbook. This will be an ongoing record of the operators' continuous professional development and of their operating hours in the workplace.