Forward Tipping Dumper
Forward Tipping Dumper
Novice: 3-4 Days
Intermediate: 2 Days
Experienced: 1 Day
Test Only: 1 Day
*Course Duration does not include the CPCS test

During training courses, you will be shown how to:

  • Identify the risk associated with skip configuration and negotiating restrictions
  • Identify the key components of the machine, for their purpose and correct operation
  • Carry out basic maintenance and fault finding to enable correct operation
  • Undertake correct start-up procedures, including all safety and function tests, and prepare to work
  • Locate correct information from Operators manual
  • Manoeuvre the articulated body without risk of collision with obstructions
  • Manoeuvre the machine in forward and reverse through obstacles and over rough terrain
  • Position the machine correctly to receive material and identify the importance of exiting the machine whilst being loaded
  • Recognise when the machine has reached its load capacity and is not in a overloaded state
  • Transport the material at the correct speeds to match the ground type
  • Identifying the correct direction of travel for inclines and descents
  • Identify the risks associated with travelling on wet or soft ground
  • Undertake correct shutdown procedures (machine dependent)


End Point Assessment: Knowledge & skills you will be assessed on (theory / practical)

  • Basic construction, names of components, and the purpose and use of all controls and gauges
  • Use of the operator’s handbook and other information sources
  • Pre-use, start, running checks and close down procedure
  • Preparing the dumper for site and road travel
  • Travelling and manoeuvring, including;
    • Travelling the dumper over different terrain, including rough, undulating ground while unloaded and loaded
    • Travelling up and down substantial inclines in a loaded and unloaded state
    • Manoeuvring progressing to confined spaces in a forward and reverse direction
  • Setting up for work and working tasks, including;
    • Positioning the dumper to receive loads
    • Explain loading and unloading procedures on & off a transporter
    • Receiving a load
    • Discharging a load into the edge or excavation
    • Forming a stockpile
  • Proof of passing the Health and Safety Touch Screen Test (passed within the last 2 years)
  • Photographic ID (CSCS Card, Driving Licence, UK Passport, CPCS Card)
  • National Insurance number
Test Duration
Theory Test: 30 Minutes
Practical Test: 1 Hour
Upcoming Dates
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