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The aim of the Forward Tipping Dumper Course is to provide candidates with the knowledge and practical skills required to safely operate the forward tipping dumper and successfully sit both the Theory and Practical elements of the CPCS Technical Test. NPORS testing is also available on this category.

Candidates will be trained and/or tested  fully qualified, experienced instructors.

The main areas covered during training are:

  • Describe the nature of the sector of industry and their role and responsibilities as a plant operator

  • Name and explain the purpose of principal components, the basic construction, controls and terminology

  • Conform 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

  • Manoeuvre in confined spaces whilst carrying loads

  • Ensure the suitability of the tipping and loading area

  • Explain actions 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 ledges

  • Maintain safe and tidy working areas

  • Carry out shut down and securing procedures

  • Explain the loading and unloading procedures for machine transporting

CPCS Technical Tests

  • Theory: 1 hour

  • Practical: 1 hour


  • A- Wheeled

  • B- Tracked

                THEORY QUESTIONS A09

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