The F’s today are all about Forward Tipping Dumpers – starting with the big ones in our series of short blogs looking at the A to Z of courses we do.

Dumpers need very little explanation, seen on most construction sites these machines from 1 ton and above are primarily used to transport materials. It is the safest way to quickly move loose materials from and around a site. We cover all aspects of training from Novice operators, candidates who need refresher training to experienced workers, just requiring an assessment.

Forward Tipping Dumper

Course ratios – Forward Tipping Dumper

The course durations, training and testing ratios are

Novices : 1 – 3 days for 3 Delegates

Refresher & Test : 1 day, up to 3 delegates

Experienced Worker Tests (EWT) : 1 day for up to 6 delegates. Alternatively for EWT’s we can deliver NPORS special combination of 3+3, meaning 3 candidates can be tested on Excavator 180 + Dumper in the same day.

Here is a link to the course syllabus blog, containing all the information you need to know about the training we can offer.

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Upon successful completion of the course the candidates will received a Kentra Training ID card (credit card size) detailing the course completed.

In addition, we have the option to register the training with our Awarding Body NPORS.   If your candidates are working offsite or on other peoples premises a recognised Awarding Body membership maybe advantageous. Prior to training we would apply to NPORS to register the course and upon successful completion of the course we would apply for the candidates 5 year membership with the NPORS scheme.

NPORS Course Name :  N204 Forward Tipping Dumper 


Training locations

At Kentra we have always provided on-site training, coming to you and delivering the training in your own space using the equipment you are used to using.

We will require a room for the theory session.

180 tipping. The Forward Tipping Dumper must be fitted with R.O.P.S.

If tipping over an edge a bund or stop block may be constructed as to withstand the force of the dumper.

A machine to load the FT Dumper, i.e. excavator, loading shovel, telehandler with bucket.

Reprehensive loads.

All vehicles to be in good working order.

How we can help

Speaking of help, at Kentra we like to assist our clients with helping to arrange your training needs.  We have customers from all walks of life, self employed lone workers to multi national blue chip companies and its a pleasure to talk to you all.   If you would like more information about the courses we offer, click HERE for a link to our brochure or please  get in touch and let us help you though.

The Kentra Training Team

01606 832 556.

Forward Tipping Dumper

Established Feb 1997 – Proud to be celebrating 25 years delivering quality training.

More details on Plant Operations

More details are available on our blogs

N204 Official NPORS Forward Tipping Dumper Training

N204 Forward Tipping Dumper Course Details

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