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"The NPORS N133 Plant & Machinery Marshal Training Course is a comprehensive and hands-on program designed to equip learners with the essential knowledge and practical skills to become trained Plant & Machinery marshals. The course aims to train individuals to safely and efficiently guide Plant around site, ensuring they meet industry standards and best practices.


NPORS Excavator Banksman Training

What's does the NPORS Plant & Machinery Marshal Training Course course include? By the end of the training course you should have strong skills in the following areas:

  • Have a basic understanding of the industry, the dangers of working in the industry and your responsibilities as an excavation Marshall – Banks person

  • Have knowledge of equipment to be used and be conversant with method statements risk assessments and permits to work

  • Identify and maintain personal protective equipment appropriate for use

  • Conduct all pre-excavation checks

  • Agreed communication signals and emergency procedures

  • Safe positioning of Excavation Marshall-banks person

  • Define and identify the different types of underground services

  • Identify the risks that excavations can present and how people may be affected

  • Conduct all necessary safety checks of the work area

  • Carry out exploratory tasks

  • Identify the risks of excavating near to underground services and the safe digging Practises that should be adopted

  • Carry out all end of shift and shutdown procedures

Do I have to attend the full course if I'm already experienced? 
This training activity is available for experienced workers who can take an experienced worker test on site. Up to 6 experienced worker tests can be carried out in a day

What is the price of the NPORS Plant & Machinery Marshal Training Course
The price of the course can vary depending upon learner numbers and training location. A full course can be carried out from as little as £125+ VAT making it one of the most commercially viable qualification schemes on the market. 

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