Road Roller Training Course

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Kentra Training provide a wide selection of Plant Operator courses, including this Road Roller training course. We specialise in providing on-site training and this course is delivered using a mixture of both classroom based tutorial and practical machine operating, testing and a final course assessment.

Aims and Objectives
To provide the practical skills and the operating safety knowledge necessary for operators to correctly prepare, safely operate and maintain a Road Roller.

Learning Outcomes
● To have a basic understanding of the dangers and their responsibilities as an operator
● To be able to locate and identify the major components and key controls of the machine and explain their functions
● Conduct all pre-operational checks, identify PPE appropriate for Roller use and prepare the machine ready for operation
● Operate the Roller safely and efficiently
● Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of loading and unloading procedures for machine transportation
● Carry out all end of shift and shut down procedures

Delegate Eligibility / Entry Requirements
This course is designed for candidates of all abilities. We can assist candidates with any learning difficulties or where English may not be their first language, please mention when booking a course.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) state that everyone at work needs to know how to work safely and without risks to health. The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 requires employers to provide their employees with information, instruction, training and supervision necessary to ensure, so far as is reasonable practicable, their health and safety at work . The self employed also have a duty, so far as is reasonably practicable, to ensure their own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by their work activities.

The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 also specify situations where health and safety training is particularly important, e.g. when people start work. There are a number of other regulations with specific training requirements, e.g. The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER98) specifies the need for training for people who use work equipment.

Course Duration
The Road Roller training course ratios are
Novice: 3 Candidates: 1 Machine: 1 Instructor, Duration: 1 – 3 Days
Refresher & Test: 1 Machine: 1 Instructor: Duration 1 Day
Experienced Worker Tests (EWT): 6 Candidates: 1 Machine: 1 Instructor: Duration 1 Day

Test timings: Full test must be completed within 1 hour duration.

Course Content
● Responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, and other relevant legislation and guidelines
● Safely operate their machine up to an adequate standard
● Manoeuvering
● Roll to a kerb, a camber, round curves and to any formation shape required
● Operate any ancillary equipment which may be attached to a roller e.g. spray bars, scarifier, asphalt cutter
● Operate any system of adjustment to the weight, pressure, amplitude or frequency
● Safety precautions which must be observed, and pre-operational checks
● End of shift checks

● Pedestrian Controlled
● Ride on Articulated
● Ride on Rigid
● Ride on Heavy Duty
● Ride on Vibrating
● Dead Weight
● Ride on Articulated / Vibrating

Sufficient quantity of material to roll
Ride on Roller must be fitted with R.O.P.S.
The straight run to be compacted must be no less than 15m in length with hard standing at one end
The width of the area must be no less than 4 x width of the drum of the roller
The radius of the curve of 5-10m

Course Requirements
A room for the theory session and a safe area for the practical session.
An area suitable for manoeuvring over different terrains.
Rolling an area of soil/stone etc. is mandatory, a rolled area of newly laid tarmac can be assessed under normal working conditions but is not compulsory.
All machines to be in good working order.

Certification & Validation
This Road Roller training course can be registered with our awarding body or certificated as a Kentra card. We are a registered training provider and our cards are suitable for the HSE and insurances. Our instructor will take the candidates picture on the day of training, which will appear on their ID cards.

Candidates successfully completing this course will receive one of the following:
● Kentra Training course validation and plastic (credit card size) ID card
● NPORS registration and plastic ID card N214 Road Roller training course
If NPORS is required we will need to notify them prior to the course, so please mention this when booking.

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Additional Information
In addition to our on-site training Kentra are in the unique position to be able to offer on-line courses, full details are available on our on-line website

We also have a dedicated News page to keep you up to date with information from the industry and training news.

If you would like to discuss this Road Roller training course or any other details please Contact us.

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