Course Aims

To provide thorough practical and theory ride on roller training, to enable the candidate to competently and safely carry out the role and pass the CPCS Theory and Practical Tests.

CPCS A31 - Ride on Roller

Who Attends

Potential and existing operators who have received no formal instruction and those requiring refresher training.

Course Content

  • Identify the basic construction, purpose and function of components and the purpose and use of all controls and gauges
  • Identify and comply with manufacturers’ instructions in accordance with the operator’s handbook, other information sources and applicable legislation
  • Carry out all necessary plant equipment pre-use and running checks
  • Set the roller for site travel
  • Travel over differing types of terrain, including undulating ground
  • Manoeuvre in confined areas using forward and reverse direction 
  • Set the roller for compaction duties
  • Prepare an area prior to compacting, i.e. traffic/personnel management etc. 
  • Compact different materials to given instructions
  • Compact up to supported and unsupported edges, against radii and around obstructions 
  • Place the roller in an out-of-service condition
  • Recognise compacted and uncompact areas
  • State conditions that may cause instability of the ride on roller
  • State safety procedures when working up to unsupported edges 
  • Explain safety procedures when compacting on inclines 
  • Explain the loading and unloading procedures on and off a transporter

Course Duration

This is a 3 day course which includes training and testing.

Maximum Candidates

Maximum attendees: 4 Candidates

Qualifications Obtained

This course will give delegates a CPCS Red Trained Operator card (on successful completion of both CPCS Technical tests) valid for 2 years. You must work towards and achieve your SVQ/NVQ in Plant Operations within these 2 years to upgrade to a CPCS Blue Competent Operator card.

Entry Requirements

The relevant CITB Health Safety & Environmental test must be current and in date (completed within the last 24 months).

Additional Information

This course is not eligible for the CITB Levy grant. If you are looking for the CITB funded course click here.

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