Course Aims

The aim of the Ride On Road Roller Course is to provide candidates with the basic knowledge and practical skills involved in operating a Road Roller to the NPORS (National Plant Operators Registration Scheme) standard.

NPORS N214 - Road 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. 

To achieve the Red NPORS Trained Operator Card candidates must pass the NPORS Theory Test and the Practical Test.
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Candidate will gain knowledge and competence to safely carry out the plant operators role.


Teaching Methods

Teaching is carried out both in a classroom environment teaching theory and within a simulated working environment with candidates using the plant machinery and practically applying the theory.

Assessment Methods
Theory & Practical Testing.

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    3 Days

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