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Log Handler

A Log Handler is used to load and unload timber from log transportation vehicles and storage piles.  While some Log Handlers are made specifically for loading tasks, others are derived from hydraulic excavators. The purpose-built types are advantageous as they include cabs that can tilt and adjust upright while the loader is traveling on a slope.

We offer certification on the Log Handler from the following awarding body: NPORS.

NPORS Log Handler (N106)

The aim of this course is to provide delegates with the knowledge and practical skills needed to safely operate a Log Handler.  This course includes theory and practical elements, with tests being conducted on each.


The duration of the course depends on the experience level of the delegates attending.  Typically, these are:

  • 5 Day – Novice Course
  • 2 Day – Experienced Worker Course (experienced but no previous certification, includes training)
  • 1 Day – Experienced Worker Tests (experienced but no previous certification, no training provided)
  • 1 Day – Refresher Course (to renew a Traditional NPORS Operator Card).

Attendee Numbers

A maximum of 3 delegates can attend the novice, experienced worker or refresher course.  A maximum of 4 delegates can attend for experienced worker tests.


NPORS Operator Card (Traditional) – Valid for 3 years.  To maintain their card and registration with NPORS, operators are advised to complete a 1 Day NPORS Refresher Course every 3 years.


This course can take place at a location of your choice, using your machine, subject to onsite requirements.