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Ride-on Roller

This course provides instruction in correct operation of Ride on Roller for operators who will be using such machines on site. It provides training as referred to in the laws relating to work equipment and health and safety, and is accredited by NPORS, CPCS, or INHOUSE.

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Ride-on Roller Training Course

This course will teach candidates Health and safety, pre-start check, controls, dangers, safety on getting on and off and all activities required to become a Ride on Roller operator. The course has both theory and practical training with a test/assessment after the completion of the course to either CPCS, NPORS or INHOUSE.

Course Content:

  • Health and Safety awareness before spending time on the machinery
  • How to conduct pre-start checks of the roller prior to operating the machine
  • Understanding of roles and responsibilities when operating the machinery on site
  • Correctly mounting and dismounting the equipment
  • Manoeuvring the roller in and out of tightly confined spaces
  • Hazards and dangers around the candidates i.e. underground apparatus, overhead cables, trenches and other workers and plant operators
  • How to operate the roller to compact in straight lines, radii, supported edges and none supported edges
  • Isolation and shut down of the roller

Course Objectives:

A ride-on roller is a piece of heavy machinery used in the construction industry to compact the ground and leave a smooth and level finish.

It is the employer’s duty to ensure that anyone working for them that will be using heavy machinery like a ride-on roller has received adequate training to do so safely and competently.

Our ride-on roller training course aims to provide candidates with all the theory and practical training that they require to operate a ride-on roller confidently and safely.

Training Bodies:

We can provide a ride-on roller course accredited by the Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS) or the National Plant Operators Registration Scheme (NPORS), depending on your specific requirements.

We also offer in-house training for those that have very bespoke training requirements.

Courses Available

We offer courses accredited by the following competence schemes:

Course durations and tests will depend on which awarding body you require:

CPCS – The Construction Plant Competence Scheme is the most widely recognised accreditation scheme in the construction industry. Many organisations require that operators have CPCS cards, as part of their company policies. The A31 Ride on Roller course from CPCS will reward a red trained operator card on completion, enabling candidates to go on and undertake the relevant Level 2 Plant Operations NVQ to enable them to obtain a blue competence card.

NPORS – National Plant Operators Registration Scheme is a widely recognised accreditation specialising in the construction sector.  On successful completion of the course, delegates will receive a Red Competent Card which is valid for 2 years.  In that time delegates will be required to complete the relevant Level 2 Plant Operations NVQ in order to update their card to a Blue Competency Card.

In-House – If you need to provide additional safety elements to your employees, we can customise a training course to include all the elements and components that you require.


Who is the ride on roller training course suitable for?

We offer ride-on roller training for people of all levels of ability, get in touch with our team to discuss your requirements in more detail.

We offer comprehensive training courses for novices, as well as 1-day courses for more experienced operators who need to formalise their skills and knowledge with a qualification.

What will participants learn?

The contents of our ride-on roller courses will vary slightly depending on the candidate’s existing knowledge and experience.

Our courses cover both theory and practical elements of working with ride-on rollers.

Candidates will be given a general overview of what a ride-on roller is used for and the regulations and legislation governing them.

They will also be given extensive health and safety training, both theory and practical. This will include health and safety regulations, how to operate the ride-on roller safely, important health and safety checks, how to safely mount and dismount the roller, and identifying hazards.

It will also cover how to operate the roller effectively, including manoeuvring in tight spaces and compacting in straight lines.

Who should attend this course?

Either novice operators who need a full novice course or experienced ride-on roller operators requiring a 1 day practical and theory test.

Experienced operators need only undertake the Technical Test (theory and practical elements), however, familiarisation training is recommended. Please call us on 016955 58420 for details.

Ride-on roller training with SB Skills

Here at SB Skills, we can tailor a ride-on roller course to your precise requirements. Whether you’ve never operated a ride-on roller before or have plenty of experience and just require certification, we will have a professional, cost-effective course to meet your requirements.

For more information or advice, please give our team a call on 016955 58420 and we’ll be happy to help.

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