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Plant Marshall (Experienced Worker Test)

When moving and positioning plant machinery, the responsibility for the safety of everyone involved falls heavily on the experience and expertise of the plant machinery marshall on-site to avoid any incidents and potentially serious accidents. Therefore, clear and concise communication techniques and in-depth knowledge of plant machinery are critical to a smooth and safe operation.

This Plant Machinery Marshall N133 NPORS certification delivers the necessary skills, knowledge, and understanding to communicate and guide plant machinery safely and effectively. It is for plant operators who require practical and theory-based training and assessment to direct or position plant machinery as part of their daily duties on-site.

This training is essential for workers to work as plant machinery marshalls 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 and the relevant legislation

  • The dangers of working in the industry and responsibilities of a plat machinery marshall

  • Knowledge of the manufacturer’s handbook for the particular plant they are guiding

  • Signs and signals, approved hand signals and different forms of communication

  • Identifying and maintaining PPE appropriate for plant machinery marshal duties

  • Conducting all necessary safety checks at the work area, including stop blocks and tipping areas

  • Setting up exclusion zones for unloading

  • Guiding vehicles in a forward and reverse direction, including confined spaces and "blind areas", safely and efficiently

  • Environmental considerations and impact

  • All end of shift and shut down and parking procedures


Course Code


Cost per person

Max Participants

1 day



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