Course Aims

To provide thorough practical and theoretical plant training in operating a Dump Truck, to enable the candidate to safely and competently operate the machinery and pass the CPCS Theory and Practical Tests.

Who Attends

Candidates must have passed the CSCS Health and Safety test (within the last 24 months)

Course Content

  • Basic construction, names of components and the purpose and use of all controls and gauges 
  • Use of the plant equipment operator’s handbook, etc 
  • Pre-use and running checks 
  • Set the vehicle for site and road travel 
  • Travel over differing types of terrain, including rough, undulating ground, both in a loaded and unloaded state 
  • Manoeuvre the vehicle in confined areas using forward and reverse direction, in a loaded and unloaded state 
  • Explain precautions to be taken for overhead services and other hazards 
  • Position the dump truck to receive loads
  • Comply with plant loading procedures, loading entegrity and security 
  • Discharge loads into trenches or over edges 
  • Place the dump truck in an out-of-service condition 
  • Loading and unloading procedures on and off a transporters 
  • Trained operator achievement test 
A: Up to 15 tonnes
B: All Sizes
To obtain the Red CPCS Trained Operator Card candidates must pass both the CSCS Health and Safety test (within the last 24 months) and the CPCS Theory Test and the Practical Test.

These tests can be viewed online at:
Sibbald Limited Centre Locations

Additional Information

There may be a CITB Grant available to support the cost of training. Please see Grants & Funding for Industry Support - CITB or call 0344 994 4455 

Sibbald Training are an Approved Training Organisation with CITB, and will make the claim on your behalf if your company levy number is provided at the time of booking.

Arrange your course with Sibbald

If pre-scheduled dates are not listed on this page, or if the dates published do not fit your requirement, please contact us as arrangements can be made to suit your needs. 

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