A57 Dump Truck – Rigid Chassis

Course Aims
To provide thorough practical and theory plant training in operating a Rigid Chassis Dump Truck, to allow the candidate to competently and safely execute the role and pass the necessary
CPCS Theory and Practical Tests.

Course Content

  • 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 plant 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 set 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 plant 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

Endorsements
A: Up to 15 tonnes
B: Up to 50 tonnes
C: All sizes (wheeled)
D: All sizes (tracked)

Test
To gain the Red CPCS Trained Operator Card candidates must successfully complete both the CSCS
touch screen H+S test (within the last 2 years) and the CPCS Theory Test and the Practical
Test.
All examinations for plant operators are available online at: www.cskills.org/centreandschool/cpcs.

Outcome
On successful completion of the Theory & Practical tests the candidate is awarded the Red Trained Operators Card which is valid for two years.

Next Steps
Register and complete the NVQ level 2 for the Blue Competent Operators Card which is valid for five years.

 
If you have any questions or queries regarding plant operation examinations, please do not hesitate to contact MPH Training on 01603 882220.