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Quick Hitch Awareness

Course Introduction

The NPORS 726 course, Quick Hitch Awareness, is designed to equip participants with essential skills for the safe connection and disconnection of attachments in construction settings. The primary focus of the course is to impart knowledge on the proper procedures for handling quick hitch equipment, ensuring both efficiency and safety on construction sites.

One key aspect of the course is providing participants with the expertise to connect and disconnect attachments safely. This involves understanding the mechanisms and functions of quick hitches and implementing proper techniques to secure or release attachments without compromising safety standards. The goal is to enhance the proficiency of individuals in managing construction equipment efficiently.

Visual inspections are a crucial component of the Quick Hitch Awareness course. Participants will learn when and how to conduct visual examinations of quick hitch equipment. This involves assessing the condition of the equipment, identifying potential issues or wear and tear, and ensuring that all components are in optimal working condition. Visual inspections contribute to preventing equipment failures and accidents, promoting a safer working environment.

Furthermore, the course covers the application of appropriate methods for testing connections. Participants will gain knowledge of testing procedures to verify the integrity and reliability of quick hitch connections. This ensures that attachments are securely fastened, minimizing the risk of accidents and enhancing overall construction site safety.

In addition to connecting and disconnecting attachments and conducting visual inspections, the Quick Hitch Awareness course includes training on various associated construction tasks. Participants will acquire a comprehensive understanding of the broader context in which quick hitch equipment is utilized, allowing them to contribute effectively to construction projects.

Course Information

This qualification has been developed for those already working, or preparing to work, in the industry and who will be using quick hitches as part of their working duties.

Delegate Requirements – Delegates should be physically fit, in good health and should, generally, not have problems with eyesight or hearing, heart disease, high blood pressure, epilepsy, impaired limb function, alcohol or drug dependence or psychiatric illness.  It is, however, desirable (but not mandatory) that applicants should be literate and have had driving experience as an indication of dexterity

Novice – This course is designed for the complete Novice delegate.

Experienced – Delegates must have used the equipment in a range of operations for a minimum of 3 months.

Refresher – Delegates must have already attended a course and have valid proof in the form of certification.

NPORS – National Plant Operators Registration Scheme

Founded in 1992, NPORS was formed to challenge the status quo within the construction industry and we are as dedicated to the goal of ensuring standards today as the day it all began.

NPORS stands firm on the principles it was founded on; supporting industry, regulated training and testing, consistent improvement, equal opportunities and transparency about how we work. Since it’s beginnings, NPORS has continued to progress to be a trusted and recognised name in the industry, offering employers a credible training alternative.

All delegates who attend our NPORS accredited course will receive an NPORS ID Card and Registration.


This course is approved for CITB Levy Funding.

We are a CITB Approved Training Organisation and will process your levy payment if you are a registered company.

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For Prices, Availability & Bookings Please Call 03331 888 111


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