Lot’s of R’s to get through in our series of short blogs looking at the A to Z of courses we do, the next R in our list is Road Roller.

Rollers need very little explanation, (sometimes called a roller-compactor, or just roller) is a compactor-type engineering vehicle used to compact soil, gravel, concrete, or asphalt in the construction of roads and foundations. Similar rollers are used also at landfills or in agriculture.

We cover all aspects of training from Novice operators, candidates who need refresher training to experienced workers, just requiring an assessment.

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Course ratios – Road Roller

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.

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. www.npors.com   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 :  N214 Road Roller

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Training locations

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

We will need a room for the theory session and a safe area for the practical session.

There are a number of variations of machine and the type used on the assessment will be documented on the test paperwork. (Each variation is a separate test – so this is something to look out for)

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

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.

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.

All machines to be in good working order.

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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.

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

Our Awarding Body is National Plant Operators Registration Scheme (NPORS)

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