Who Should Attend

This course will provide a thorough understanding of the relevant operational and safety requirements to operatives who are required to attach or work with machinery that require the operation of quick hitch systems.

Novice course- 3 days

Experienced worker tests- 1 day theory and practical assessment

Course information

Category N726 Quick-hitch awareness

 It is envisaged that by the end of this course of training the trainee operator will be able to answer questions on and perform the following:
➢ Have a basic understanding of the industry, the dangers of working in the industry and their responsibilities as a plant operator
➢ Have a working knowledge of the manufacturer’s handbook for the particular Quick Hitch to be used
➢ Be able to locate and identify the major components of the Quick Hitch and explain their functions
➢ Identify and maintain PPE appropriate for Quick Hitch use
➢ Be able to explain the different types of Quick hitch devices
➢ Conduct all pre-operational checks in accordance with manufacturer’s and legislative requirements
➢ Conduct all necessary safety checks at the designated change over area
➢ Fit and remove attachments safely and efficiently
➢ Demonstrate and explain checks for attachment security
➢ Carry out all end of shift and shut down procedures


Assessment will be to NPORS standards consisting of a theory test and practical test.


NPORS Traditional card – With the traditional card there is no requirements to complete an NVQ, a five year card is issued and after five years reassessment is required.

NPORS CSCS – To ensure that the operator is able to receive the NPORS CSCS logo card, candidates must have completed the relevant health and safety test within the last 2 years of the test date. This will issue a trained operator card. To gain a competent operator card the candidate will be required to complete an NVQ in the specific item of plant.

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NPORS was established in 1992, The National Plant Operators registration Scheme is now one of the leading accreditation’s working across construction, industrial, utilities, warehousing, agricultural, ports and marine sectors.

NPORS offers flexibility, whilst maintaining standards, both nationally and internationally by working with industry and accredited training providers.

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