CPCS A31 Ride on Roller | Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

This 3 day course is for people with limited or no experience of operating a ride-on road roller.

You gain the CPCS trained operator card (red card) on passing the CPCS technical test at the end.

Experienced operators who need a formal qualification can do our condensed 2-day course.

On this course covers:

  • All pre-start, running checks and shut down procedures
  • Set roller for travel
  • Awareness of on-site hazards
  • Set the roller for compaction duties
  • Place roller in an out of service condition
  • Recognise compacted/uncompacted areas
  • Conditions that may cause instability of the roller
  • Safety procedures when working up to unsupported edges
  • Loading and unloading procedures on/off a transporter.

Assessment Methods

  • Theory Test  a professional discussion carried out on a one-to-one basis with the CPCS tester.
  • You must pass this test in order to take the practical test.
  • Practical Test.

Progression Options

Once you have your red CPCS trained operator card, you have two years to register for and complete your NVQ Plant Operations Ride on Roller. When this is completed you will be able to apply for a Blue CPCS Competent Operator card.

Course Summary

Course Title CPCS A31 Ride on Roller
Entry Requirements

You will need to have passed your Health Safety and Environment test
within the last two years. Good understanding of spoken and written

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