NPORS – Report of Thorough Examination


SKU: N/A Category:

Course Objective



This is a Report of Thorough Examination course designed for employees who have a responsibility for issuing, storing, pre-use and in-service inspection, condemning or acquiring lifting equipment and for persons required to carry out thorough examination on lifting accessories, equipment and small plant.




Written and practical test.


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Course Date

contact us for upcoming dates, 21st/22nd December 2022, 2nd/3rd February 2023, 23rd/24th February 2023, 24th/25th July 2023, 24th/25th July 2023, 18th/19th July 2023, 28th/29th September 2023, 19th/20th October 2023, 18th/19th December 2023, 25th/26th January 2024, 26th/27th February 2024, 2nd/3rd April 2024, 30th/31st May 2024

Course Description & General


On completion of this course the learner will be capable of:

  • Have a basic understanding of the industry, dangers of working in the industry and their responsibilities as a competent person carrying out inspections of lifting equipment, accessories and
  • Be able to conform to manufactures requirements as per technical data and to confirm to relevant legislation,
  • Be able to locate, identify and explain different types of lifting equipment, accessories and examine their basic construction, explain their uses, applications and functions.
  • Be able to interpret and extract information from all relevant
  • Explain and demonstrate a comprehensive thorough
  • Identify and demonstrate how to complete a thorough examination inspection
  • Environmental
  • Carry out storage and securing


  • principles and terminology
  • Relevant legislation and ACOPs, LOLER, PUWER, General Applications, BS and BSEN Standards
  • Safe systems of work
  • Risk assessment, planning and control of lifting operations
  • Lifting equipment pre and post use inspection
  • Safe and correct use of different types of lifting equipment
  • Selection of the appropriate lifting accessories and equipment and their uses
  • Lifting accessories and their applications
  • Equipment identification and selection
  • Proof Load test
  • Environmental factors that could influence lifting equipment and accessories
  • Correct procedure for the storage of lifting equipment
  • Awareness of manual handling
  • Appreciation of dynamic factors
  • Typical types of lifting equipment and accessories that the candidate would inspect will include:
    • Chain slings
  • Wire rope slings
  • Fibre slings
  • Shackles
  • Eyebolts
  • Master links
  • Chainblocks
  • Pullifts
  • Wire rope hoists & wires
  • Snatch Blocks
  • Beam clamps
  • Beam trolleys
  • Pallet Trucks
  • Skates
  • Jacks
  • Harness, lanyard and working at height equipment,

NPORS Report of Thorough Examination – Course Outline