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NPORS Trencher

Course Objective:


To provide thorough theory and practical training in the operation of the Trencher, enabling candidates to competently and safely carry out the role and pass the relevant NPORS assessments.


Course Content:


- 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

- Conform with manufacturer’s requirements as per the operator’s handbook, 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

- Manoeuvre in confined spaces

- Configure and set for excavating duties

- Explain actions required for hazards, underground and overhead services

- Produce cut trenches in various types of ground

- Produce consistent depths of cut in level and uneven ground

- Cut trenches up and down inclines

- Explain techniques for radius cutting

- Place materials into transporting vehicles

- Carry out plant equipment shut down and securing procedures

- Explain the loading and unloading procedures for machine transporting


Prior Requirement / Prerequisites:


In order to be eligible to undertake NPORS Trencher training, candidates must have achieved the relevant CITB Health, Safety & Environment (HS&E) touch-screen-test within 2 years.




The duration of this course is subject to a variety of factors including candidate experience and prior tuition received, delegate numbers, site restrictions etc. Given this, TUTS don't adopt a 'one size fits all' approach to our course delivery. Please speak to one of our trusted advisors to determine a delivery package that's specific to you and/or your business.  


Delivery Location(s):


- Customer Site


CITB Grant Available?


Yes - please speak to one of our advisors should you require any further information.


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