This course covers Dumpers of various sizes which fall into categories of under 7.5T and over 7.5 T. Training is often taken in conjunction with Diggers/Excavators. Certification is through the National Plant Operators Registration Scheme.

Course Content:

  • Current legislation, operator responsibilities & best practice
  • The risks associated with the use of dumpers & the main causes of accidents
  • The function of the main components, controls & their usage
  • Carry out pre operation & daily checks
  • Driving the dumper over varying terrain including width restrictions & confined areas
  • Driving: forward & reverse, laden & unladen
  • Driving on slopes including hill starts in forward & reverse
  • Working with excavators
  • Spoil heaps, backfilled excavations
  • Loading & unloading procedures when moving sites
  • End of shift checks

Course Length

  • 1 – 5 days dependent on experience levels.