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FAQs On Forward Tipping Dumper Course

FAQs on Forward Tipping Dumper Training Course

The forward tipping dumper course provides required training for people wishing to become accredited operators of this essential construction equipment.

Forward tipping dumpers are in common use on construction sites for transporting various types of materials and loads usually across varying terrain.

The equipment’s capability to handle both heavy loads and challenging terrains make it extremely versatile and in-demand.

To be able to work on sites operating a forward tipping dumper, you must have recognised, accredited qualifications.

This is so you can work safely with the equipment, and so that the construction site is fully compliant with Health and Safety Executive (HSE) guidelines.

The forward tipping dumper licence is the operator’s card or certificate that indicates you have the relevant training to operate this equipment on-site.

CPCS and NPORS all provide this accreditation – Red Trained Operator card
Once you have the appropriate accreditation, you can apply for jobs as a forward tipping dumper driver.

To become a forward tipping dumper driver, you should take a professionally accredited forward tipping dumper course.

Forward tipping dumper training will enable you to:

  • Operate the equipment
  • Site it safely and efficiently
  • Put relevant safety precautions in place
  • Prepare the dumper for travel on-site and public highways

You will learn essential operating skills for the equipment, including:

  • Manufacturer’s pre-start checks and functional checks
  • Driving the dumper when it is loaded and unloaded state over varying terrain
  • Starting and stopping up and down inclines
  • Travelling the machinery using various gears
  • Reversing/manoeuvring in confined spaces
  • Positioning for loading
  • Receiving a load
  • Discharging a load into trenches/over raised edges
  • Forming a stockpile
  • Parking the dumper, and carrying out shut down and securing procedures.

To drive a dumper professionally, you need the appropriate licence or accreditation.

You can obtain this following forward tipping dumper training.

It is important to note that construction sites must comply with HSE guidelines for ALL people operating equipment on-site.

In practice, this means that without a valid forward tipping dumper licence, you will be unable to get work as an operator on a construction site.

Forward tipping dumper licence is an essential piece of proof of your competence, skill and ability for working with construction site equipment.

The forward tipping dumper course takes between one and three days, depending on the level of experience of the attendees.

It includes both theory and practical sections, and there is a test included, which candidates must pass to complete the course satisfactorily.

Novices will need to complete a full course.

Experienced operators may only need to complete the technical testing.

There are two main accrediting bodies for the forward tipping dumper course:

  • CPCS, Construction Plant Competence Scheme, is the most widely recognised accreditation body in the construction industry and it runs a competence card scheme under CPCS A09 Forward Tipping Dumper Training
  • NPORS, National Plant Operators Registration Scheme, provides accreditation to demonstrate that operators meet all legal requirements in the safe and efficient use of plant machinery. It issues a Red Trained Operator Card. The NPORS Forward Tipping Dumper (N204) course provides delegates with the knowledge and practical skills needed to safely operate a Forward Tipping Dumper.
    In addition to these accredited courses, SB Skills runs in-house courses to match specific business operational needs.

The CPCS Red Trained Operator card is valid for two years from the date of issue.

The NPORS card is valid for two years for successful attendees without an NVQ who want a Health & Safety endorsed card at which time they must register and complete an NVQ within these two years to gain a five-year card. For non H& S endorsed cards, these are valid for 5 years.

Attendees who already have an NVQ will receive a card valid for five years.

Trainees and operators who are required to operate a forward tipping dumper would highly benefit from attending this training course.

SB Skills Solutions Ltd offering a number of training courses to employers and individuals in the construction and warehousing industries throughout North West England. Contact us to discuss your requirements, we will be happy to answer any questions you might have.

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