CPCS - A31 Ride on Roller - (Novice Course)

Duration: 3 Days

Max Delegates: 4


If you have achieved the relevant CPCS course you will receive a CPCS 2 Year Red Trainer Operator Card.   If you hold an NVQ to cover the category you have been tested on you are eligible for a CPCS 5 Year Blue Competent Operator Card.

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Pre-Requisite Requirements

CSCS Touch Screen Test:

All candidates are required to complete their CSCS H&S touch screen test prior to a CPCS course/testing. All candidates are required to take the relevant CSCS Health Safety and environment test and this must be in date as required by the CPCS Scheme Rules (page 8 section B2 14-26 of the operator scheme rules). Failure to comply with this will lead to candidate not being eligible to take their course/test and full payment will still be applicable.


The CPCS A31 course aims to provide the candidate with a thorough practical and theory training in operating a Ride on Roller to enable the candidate to pass the CPCS Theory and Practical Tests.

Through a combination of targeted training and experience, an individual with the ride on roller will be able to:

- 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.

- Confirm 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 set for travel.

- Travel over rough, undulating ground, substantial inclines and level surfaces.

- Maneuver in confined spaces.

- Configure and set for compacting duties.

- Explain action required for hazards, underground and overhead services.

- Compact loose granular materials to specification.

- Compact straight lines and around radii.

- Compact supported and unsupported edges.

- Explain the principles, requirements and techniques of good compaction.

- Carry out shut down and securing procedures.

- Explain the loading and unloading procedures for machine transporting


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Intertrain part of the City and Guilds group have now designed a Rail distance learning package, where you will gain a City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate in Rail Engineering Underpinning Knowledge.

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