Ride-On Roller Training - SB Skills Solutions in Lancashire

Ride-on Roller


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 in-house, NPORS or CPCS.

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.


Once you have completed your ride-on roller training you will be required to take a verbal theory test and a practical assessment. If you pass these assessments, you will be awarded a certificate to prove your competence.

You will receive certification from one of the following, depending which training body the course was with.

CPCS Red Trained Operator Card – Valid for 2 years

NPORS Traditional Operator Card – Valid for 5 years

NPORS CSCS Operator Card (Construction Industry) – Valid for 2 years (non-renewable)

In-house or ITSSAR Certificate of Competency – Valid for 3-5 years depending on use

Once you have received your Red CPCS card, you will have two years to complete an NVQ to upgrade this card to a Blue Competent Operator Card.

Course Elements:

Theory Test – max. duration: 1 hour
Practical Test – max. duration: 1 hour

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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    The Motorcycle Track
    Bleak Lane
    L40 4BP
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