CPCS A56B Dump Truck | Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

This 3 day course is for people with limited or no experience of operating a rear tipping dumper, who want to gain entry into the lifting industry.

On passing the technical tests, we will apply for the CPCS trained operator card (red card) on your behalf.

On this course it covers:

  • Name and explain the purpose of principal components, the basic construction, controls and terminology.
  • Confirm with manufacturer’s requirements as per the operator’s handbook, other types of information source and relevant regulations and legislation.
  • Undertake all pre – use checks.
  • Configure and ready for travel (site and highway).
  • Travel over rough, undulating ground, steep inclines and level surfaces – loaded and unloaded.
  • Maneuver in confined spaces whilst carrying loads.
  • Ensure the suitability of the tipping and loading area.
  • Explain action required for hazards, underground and overhead services.
  • Position to receive loads.
  • Comply with loading procedures.
  • Ensure load integrity and security.
  • Transfer loads to different locations.
  • Discharge loads into trenches and over edges.
  • Maintain safe and tidy working areas.
  • Carry out shut down and securing procedures.
  • Explain the loading and unloading procedures for machine transporting.

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 Rear Tipping Dumper. When this is completed you will be able to apply for a Blue CPCS Competent Operator card.

Course Summary

Course Title CPCS A56B Dump Truck
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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