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Ride on Roller (A31)

Ride on Roller Course Options

CPCS Red Trained Operator Card: If you are an experienced Roller operator you may be able to undertake a 1 day theory and practical test without the need for training.  See our CPCS Test Day page for information.  For information on CPCS Novice training courses please scroll down.

CPCS Blue Cards and Renewals: Your CPCS Red card will be valid for 2 years after which you will need to apply for a CPCS Blue ‘Competent Operator’ Card which will last for 5 years.  For more information on CPCS, how these accreditation’s work and how to renew please see the CPCS section of our website.

NPORS Certification: NPORS is becoming a much more recognised certification.  We were delighted to be awarded our NPORS accreditation last year.  If you are an experienced Ride on Roller operator you will be able to undertake a 1 day theory and practical test without the need for training.

Testing can be delivered at our accredited training centre or at your premises as a dedicated 1 day course for up to 4 delegates. For more information on NPORS Practical and Theory testing click here.  For information on NPORS Novice training courses please scroll down.  To learn more about NPORS click here.

NTSS/CTA Certificate: We offer our own, in-house training and certification programme.  These courses offer the same high standards of training and testing as with our accredited courses for a slightly lower cost.  These courses are especially helpful if a CPCS qualification is not essential and the operator work will be generally undertaken on your own site.

If you are an experienced Ride on Roller operator you will be able to undertake a 1 day theory and practical test without the need for training. Testing can be delivered at our accredited training centre or at your premises as a dedicated course.  For more information on NTSS Practical and Theory testing click here.   For information on NTSS Novice training courses please scroll down.

NPORS Certificate: Testing can be delivered at NTSS Ltd training centre or at your premises as a 1 day dedicated course for up to 6 delegates.

NTSS/CTA Certificate: Testing can be delivered at NTSS Ltd training centre or at your premises as a dedicated course.


Training for Novice Roller Operators

Duration:

CPCS: 4 days (including 1 day for technical tests).  Refresher courses available.

NPORS: 3 days (including 1 day testing).  Refresher courses available.

NTSS/CTA: 3 days (including 1 day testing).   A 3 day refresher course is also available.

Maximum number of delegates: 3

Course Overview:

This course will give you foundation training and assessment in operating a ride on roller.

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 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 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.

Once you have completed your training you will undertake your test day – click the appropriate link below for more information and what to expect on your test day.

CPCS test day     NPORS or NTSS test day

Venue:  CPCS courses can only be held at our accredited training centre.  NPORS & NTSS/CTA Course can be delivered at NTSS Ltd training centre or at your premises as a dedicated course.

Certification: Delegates successfully completing the course will receive either a CPCS Red Trained Operator card, NPORS card or our NTSS/CTA Certificate of Attendance depending on the course you have chosen.

Course Requirement: For CPCS courses you will need to have passed a health and safety touch screen test within the 2 years prior to taking this course.

Course Fee: Please contact us for a quote.

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