Rear Dump Truck & Forward Tipping Dumper Training Course

Including Mini Dumper

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Kentra can cover all types of dumpers – Rear Dump Trucks, Mini Dumpers and Forward Tipping Dumper training course, for novice candidates through to experienced operators and the courses can be registered with ourselves or with an awarding body if required.


Novice: 3 Candidates: 1 machine: 1 Instructor, Duration: 1 – 4 Days
Refresher and Test: 3 Candidates:1 machine: 1 Instructor, Duration 1 Day
Experienced Worker Tests (EWT): 6 Candidates:1 machine: 1 Instructor, Duration: 1 Day

EWT 3+3 Combination available (i.e. 3 dumper tests and 3 excavator tests can be conducted in one day)

We also provide training for Plant Marshall which maybe of interest.

To train novice and existing operators who have received no formal training in forward and side tipping, rigid and articulated, dumpers and to train operators to correctly prepare, safely drive and maintain a Forward Tipping Dumper or Rear Dump Truck

Course Content
Responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, PUWER 1998, LOLER 1998 and other relevant legislation.
Pre Operational Checks
Drive efficiently and safely under differing site conditions, including gradients
Position the dumper correctly for discharging into, and loading from excavations
Correct and safe methods of starting and stopping engines
Safety precautions which must be carried out
Capacities and limitations
Transportation of spoil to the tipping area
End of shift checks

Variations – Forward Tipping Dumper Over 1 Tonne

Excluding Mini Dumper/Skip Loader



Variation – Forward Tipping Mini Dumper.

Mini dumper up to 1 tonne



Variations – Rear Dump Truck

Below 10 tonnes
Above and below 10 tonnes

Course Requirements
A room for the theory session and a safe area for the practical session. An Excavator, loading shovel or similar machine is needed on site which can load the Dumper enabling the test to be completed.

Certification & Validation
These Dumper training course’s can be registered with different awarding bodies if required, or simply a Kentra card – as a registered training provider we can supply a plastic ID card as proof of training, suitable for the HSE and insurances.

If an awarding body validation is required we will need to notify them prior to the course, so please mention this when booking.
Candidates successfully completing this course will receive one of the following certifications:
Kentra validation and plastic ID card

CPCS registration and plastic ID card. F.T. Dumpers

NPORS registration and plastic ID card

N204 Forward Tipping Dumper training course

N139 Mini Dumper training course

N205 Rear Dump Truck training course

Dumper Training Course

We can deliver a number of different Plant operator courses, here’s a quick link to the page.

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