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NPORS Road roller training – N214

Awarding Body:

National Plant Operators Registration Scheme - NPORS

Training course type:

On-site training and assessment; On-site Experience Worker Test (EWT) assessment only

Novice training course duration:

1-3 days dependant on any previous experience

Novice candidate numbers:

3

Experience Worker Tests per day:

6

Variations:

Pedestrian
Ride on articulated
Ride on rigid
Ride on heavy duty
Ride on vibrating
Dead weight
Ride on articulated/vibrating

Card options:

5-year NPORS traditional card & certificate; 2-year CSCS trained operator red card

Minimum age:

16

Restrictions:

If required

Instructor:

Bertie Tupper & Tuppco instructors

What is a road roller?

A road roller is a compactor-type engineering vehicle used to compact soil, gravel, concrete, or asphalt in the construction of roads and foundations. This is included in the TUPPCO NPORS Road roller training – N214

What does the TUPPCO NPORS Road roller training course include?

  • Have a basic understanding of the industry, the dangers of working in the industry and their responsibilities as an operator
  • Have a working knowledge of the manufacturer’s handbook for the particular machine to be used
  • Be able to locate and identify the major components of the machine and explain their functions
  • Be able to locate and identify key controls and explain their functions
  • Conduct all pre-operational checks in accordance with manufacturers and legislative requirements
  • Identify and maintain PPE appropriate for roller use
  • Prepare the roller for use and operate machinery safely and efficiently
  • Conduct all necessary safety checks at the Work area
  • Operate machinery safely and efficiently
  • Environmental considerations
  • Demonstrate Knowledge and understanding of loading and unloading procedures for Machine transportation
  • Carry out all end of shift and shut down procedures

Venue and equipment requirements:

  • Suitable and safe area to operate and manoeuvre machine
  • 15 metre straight line of uncompacted material
  • 5 – 10 metres radius curve of uncompacted material
  • Varying terrain and slopes
  • Suitable and safe area to complete paperwork
  • Suitable welfare facilities
  • Road roller
  • Operators’ manual
  • Risk assessment completed

PPE Requirements:

  • Suitable head protection
  • Suitable eye protection
  • Suitable hearing protection
  • Suitable work clothes including wet weather
  • Gloves
  • Suitable work boots including steel toe protection
  • High Viz

HSE further information:

  • Avoiding danger from overhead power cables guidance GS6 https://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/gs6.pdf
  • Avoiding danger from underground services HSG47 https://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/priced/hsg47.pdf
  • PUWER Regulation
  • https://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/priced/l22.pdf

Theory assessment:

  • 20 multiple choice questions
  • 5 written questions
  • 4 marks per question
  • 80% pass mark required

Practical assessment criteria:

  • Pre use and operational checks
  • Compact straight line 4 x width
  • Compact curve 4 x width
  • Drive through chicane, forwards and backwards
  • Drive over uneven and sloping terrain
  • Pass mark is less than 20 penalty points and no mandatory disqualifications
  • Time allowed is 1 hour

Where are the TUPPCO NPORS Road roller on-site training courses delivered?

Southwest – Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Dorset, Devon, Cornwall, Avon, Somerset, Herefordshire, Monmouthshire

Southeast – Oxfordshire, Kent, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex, Middlesex

Midlands – Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire, Shropshire

East Anglia – Hertfordshire, Essex, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk

Aylesbury, Banbury, Basingstoke, Bath, Bedford, Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Cirencester, Cheltenham, Coventry, Exeter, Gloucester, Hereford, Hungerford, Milton Keynes, Newbury, Northampton, Oxford, Peterborough, Plymouth, Reading, Salisbury, Southampton, Stroud, Swindon, Taunton, Warwick, Winchester, Witney, Worcester, Yeovil

Attachments:

Attachments training can be included

Recognised industries:

Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Construction, Marine, Industrial, Fencing, Landscaping, Civils, Highways, Quarrying, Environmental,

Known as:

Pedestrian roller, Ride on articulated roller, Ride on rigid roller, Ride on heavy duty roller, Ride on vibrating roller, Dead weight roller, Ride on articulated/vibrating roller

Manufactures:

Bomag, Ammann, CAT, Dynapac, Volvo, Wirtgen

Functions:

Compacting material,
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