A Skid Steer is primarily used for digging and moving material and heavy loads, moving with wheels or tracks fixed at one angle on each side of the vehicle, which are locked in sync and have their own engines. A versatile machine, the skid steer is ideal for:
This Skid Steer N212 NPORS certification delivers the necessary skills, knowledge, and understanding to operate a skid steer safely and effectively. It is for plant operators who require practical and theory-based training and assessment to operate a skid steer on-site.
Through a mix of practical and theory-based exercises and tutorials, delegates will cover manufacturer and general knowledge and responsibilities when operating a skid steer while participating in practical plant operating activities, safety procedures, and best practices.
The course reflects national standards and industry best practices and is fully accredited in line with regulations standards set by NPORS. In addition, choose to learn with Citrus, and delegates will benefit from our custom-built training facilities and customer-first approach.
Occupationally and technically-experienced trainers coach delegates on this course, completing the session with an NPORS practical observation and short answer question paper. They must pass the assessment to qualify for:
- NPORS/CSCS Construction Plant Operator Card, valid for two years.
- Traditional Operators card, valid for three to five years depending on sector-specific or in-company requirements
This training is essential for workers to operate a skid steer safely. Delegates will review legal requirements, ensure safety compliance, and understand procedures, appropriate documentation and classifications.
The course content includes:
- A basic understanding of the industry, the dangers of working in the industry and responsibilities as a plant operator
- Working knowledge of the manufacturer’s handbook for the skid steer
- Locating and identifying the major components of the machine and explaining their functions
- Locating and identifying key controls and explaining their functions
- All pre-operational checks following manufacturer and legislative requirements
- Identifying and maintaining PPE appropriate for skid steer loader usage
- Preparing the skid steer loader for use and operating machinery safely and efficiently
- Environmental considerations and impact of using a skid steer
- Storage and transport of implements and attachments
- Loading and unloading procedures for skid steer transportation
- All end-of-shift and shut-down procedures
At the end of the training, successful delegates can safely and competently operate a skid steer on a construction site.
Depending on the certification route they wish to take, the delegate will receive:
Construction industry delegates
Operators will receive a Trained Operator CSCS/NPORS Card valid for two years from the test date.
In order to upgrade your CSCS/NPORS card you need to achieve the requisite (S)NVQ with the units applicable to the category (S) of plant held on their trained operator card.
Non-construction industry delegates
Anyone operating in industry sectors other than construction is not required to hold an operator card bearing the CSCS logo and can have the NPORS (Traditional) Operator Card.
End users can select three or five-year registrations for this card depending on sector-specific or in-company requirements.
Who Should Attend?
This Skid Steer N212 NPORS Certification is for anyone requiring training and assessment to work with a skid steer.
This comprehensive course trains delegates to safely and responsibly work with a skid steer on-site. The training options vary to accommodate novices and seasoned delegates:
Novice training - three days with a maximum of three delegates
Refresher training – one-day with a maximum of three delegates
Assessment only - one-day session with a maximum of six delegates
One-to-one and group training sessions are available. Please get in touch with our team to find out more.
We dedicate our efforts to unrivalled quality and the customer experience at Citrus Training, working tirelessly to provide exemplary service to our clients and produce excellent results from our delegates. As a result, we are the leading UK-based provider of health, safety, and technical training and assessment services to the Built Environment and Utility sectors.
We have over 30 specialist Plant and Lifting trainers and assessors, coaching and testing nationwide to meet any specific needs of our clients. With a wealth of experience and expertise, they have successfully trained over 25,000 delegates across the Plant and NVQ training categories.
Our facilities include six technical centres with the capacity for delivering Plant Training across the UK. And our national, accredited Training and Test Centres are fully equipped to provide CPCS and CSCS accredited courses. In addition, as an approved NPORS training provider, we can also offer on-site training and testing nationwide.
Finally, as an Approved Training Organisation (ATO) by CITB, we provide quality training that meets the industry-approved standards.
Things You Need to Know
This Skid Steer N212 NPORS course has practical elements, so delegates must inform their trainer if they have any serious health issues, physical problems, special considerations or are taking any medication, which may create difficulties in participating.
For training held at your location, please ensure that the classroom you make available has a power supply and is a suitable size for the number of delegates attending. In addition, please ensure that the practical area has been risk-assessed, is free from harm, and is ideal for training.
If you are a CITB Levy payer, you can claim a CITB Grant for this course. Once you have booked please contact us with your CITB number and we can assist you in claiming the funds.
Yes - delegates need to have a good understanding of the English language to take the course.
No, but there are practical elements, so delegates should make their trainer aware of any special considerations.
Yes - you need to ensure your premises have a 240v power supply, that your classroom is big enough and that the practical area has been risk-assessed and suitable before any training takes place. Please ensure that all relevant plant machinery is available.
The Construction card has the CSCS logo and is recognised on Construction sites. First, you gain a trained two-year operator card, after which you need to complete an NVQ to earn a five-year competent card. The traditional card is valid for five years and is used more for related industries or self-owned firms.
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