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Ride on Roller

Course Duration
Days: 1 – 5 (last day for CPCS testing)

1 – 4

Course Objectives
By the end of the course the operator should be able to:

  • Compact on inclines.
  • Site and operate machine safely in response to given tasks.
  • Recognise defects and hazards that affect road roller motions.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of responsibilities under relevant legislation.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of compaction, frequency and amplitude.
  • Operate machine safely and correctly in accordance with manufacturers’ manual and instructions and accepted good practice.

Course Summary

  • Compact around radius
  • Relevant regulations/legislation
  • Emergency controls
  • Introduction to machine
  • Controls and instruments
  • Limitations of use
  • Refuelling procedures
  • Pre-start inspection/maintenance
  • Set the roller for compaction duties
  • Manoeuvre in confined areas using forward and reverse direction
  • Compact different materials to given instructions
  • Compact up to supported and unsupported edges
  • Procedures when compacting on inclines
  • CPCS Theory Test Preparation


CPCS Trained Operator Card – Valid for 2 years.
Luddon Construction Ltd Theory and Practical Certificate for in-house courses.

Refresher Period
The CPCS Trained Operator Card is not renewable (see follow-on courses below).
Road Roller Refresher Course after 3 years for in-house courses.

Any Other Relevant Information
Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS) Testing is carried out to CPCS standards by CPCS Approved Testers. CPCS testing consists of passing a Health, Safety and Environment test, then a CPCS Theory Test followed by a CPCS Practical Test. All tests may be monitored by CPCS.

Recommended Follow-On Courses
CPCS require that a Vocational Qualification (VQ) in Plant Operations (level 2) on Road Roller is achieved within 2 years of gaining a CPCS Trained Operator Card. A CPCS Competent Operator Card, for this category, can be applied for upon achievement of the relevant VQ. The CPCS Competent Operator Card is valid for 5 years and is renewable.


There is 1 upcoming course in Ride on Roller

On the following dates

  • 17 Aug 2020

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