Plant Mover

Our Plant Mover (non-operational) training comes with NPORS or in-house accreditation and is aimed at those required to move various items of plant without necessarily the need to operate it.

Plant Mover (Non-Operational) training is aimed at those who are required to drive/move items of plant, without necessarily opearating it for its intended purpose.

For example, many delivery drivers involved in the plant & tool hire industry will load/unload the machines and take them to their desired location on site, but wouldn’t necessarily use them for their main purpose (e.g. excavating or lifting loads).

Covered in this course is an overview of legal responsibilities; hazards that exist to plant movers and what they can do to minimise risk to themselves and others; carrying out pre-use checks on the equipment and familiarising themselves with the operator’s manual; preparing it for transportation; navigating restricted spaces and safely parking the equipment.

The types of plant are separated into their primary function (e.g. lifting, earthmoving, access or other); wheeled or tracked; and rigid or articulated.

Training is also available as an in-house qualification.

Course TypeWho is it suitable for?Duration
Experienced Worker Test (EWT)For very experienced candidates who are familiar with the theoretical knowledge and practical testing requirements, the EWT route is a cost-effective option, allowing a greater number of candidates to be tested in one day. This option does not allow for any refresher or remedial training, however.1/2 day
NoviceAimed at candidates with little or no previous experience on the machine(s), who have not previously attended formal training.2 days
ExperiencedThis course is aimed at delegates who have some prior experience. This may have been with formal training where experience has since been sporadic, or regular experience without any formal training.1-2 days
RefresherSuitable for candidates who have previously received formal training for the equipment and have since been using it on a regular or semi-regular basis.1 day


If you have any questions, or would like to book a course, contact us today!