Shunter vehicle training

NPORS (National Plant Operators Registration Scheme) accredited shunter vehicle training for experienced operators and novices.

Course objective

To provide the trainee with the knowledge, skill and aptitude to enable them to pick up and move trailers to and from designated areas in a safe manner.

Accredited by

NPORS (National Plant Operators Registration Scheme)

Accredited course name

N243 - Shunter Vehicle

Course content

  • Health and safety at work act 1974
  • Management of Health and Safety Regulations
  • Introduction to the tractor unit and trailer including components
  • Pre-start checks of the tractor unit and trailer
  • Maintenance
  • Site safety awareness
  • Ground and overhead obstructions
  • Size and dimensions of machine
  • Controls and Instructions of use
  • Hydraulic Inspection
  • Electric Systems
  • End of shift safe parking procedures


Theory and Practical Examination.


1 instructor : 1 shunter vehicle : 3 candidates


The duration of the course will vary depending on the experience of the candidates.

  • Novice operators: 4 day course
  • Experienced operators: 1 day course

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