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N140 - Compact Mini Crane Operator

Course Introduction

The NPORS N140 course, focusing on Compact/Mini Crane operation, is designed to equip participants with the essential skills and knowledge required to carry out pre-use inspections, conduct safe handovers, set up exclusion zones, and operate compact mini cranes in a safe and efficient manner. This comprehensive training program plays a crucial role in ensuring the safety of both operators and those working in proximity to these specialized pieces of machinery.

Pre-use inspection and handovers are vital aspects of crane operation. Trainees will learn how to meticulously inspect a compact mini crane to identify any potential faults or issues before use. This practice helps prevent accidents caused by equipment malfunctions and ensures that the crane is in optimal working condition. Furthermore, participants will be trained in the proper procedures for safely handing over control of the crane to another operator, maintaining clear communication to avoid misunderstandings and enhance overall safety.

Setting up exclusion zones is another critical component of the course. Trainees will gain an understanding of how to establish and mark safe areas around the crane, keeping unauthorized personnel and equipment at a safe distance. This skill is essential in preventing accidents and maintaining a secure working environment.

Operating the compact mini crane safely and efficiently is at the core of this training. Participants will learn how to maneuver the crane, control loads, and perform lifting operations with precision. Emphasis is placed on adhering to safety protocols, understanding load limits, and responding to potential hazards swiftly and appropriately.

Course Information

Those who are required to operate a compact mini crane (under 1 tonne) as part of thier work 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.  

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.

Experienced Worker Test (EWA) – Delegates must have used the equipment in a range of operations for a minimum of 2 years.

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