Dumper Truck Construction Plant Training Course- Novice

Dumper Construction Truck

Equipment: Dumper Truck - under 5 tonnes

Accrediting Body: ITSSAR

Level: Novice - first time operator who has no previous experience of Construction Equipment

Location: Leicester Training Facility / On Site

Course Duration: 2 Day(s)

Max Ratio 3 trainees per course

Cost: £400 + VAT per trainee

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Course Aim

With no previous experience, the novice needs to have time to both absorb the theory and then acquire safe handling ability of the dumper truck. To gain confidence in his ability and newfound skills, and appreciate the Health and Safety issues in the working environment. This course meets the statutory requirements of the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, and other relevant statutory provisions.

Course Content


  • The Need to Train & Statutory Requirements
  • Rated Capacities-Stability and instability
  • Operating Safety Code & Site Safely Rules
  • Film “The Correct, Approach”& “Site Safety”
  • Multi Choice Theory Test


  • Introduction to the Machine
  • Control Familiarisation
  • Daily Checks/Refuelling/Simple Maintenance
  • Steering and Drive Modes
  • Steering Procedures, (Un-laden and Laden)
  • Load Weight Assessment
  • Load Handling
  • Use of Stabilisers (where applicable)
  • Stacking and De-stacking Procedures
  • Vehicle Loading/ Unloading
  • Fitting and use of Attachments
  • Practical Skills Test (based on Forum 2000 recommendations)of such

Course Requirements

  • Notebook and pen
  • Appropriate safety wear

All other materials are provided on the course.

Testing & Certification

At the end of this course the standard ITSSAR practical and theoretical test where possible will be conducted for the equipment. This is the current recognised and recommended standards practical operators test. Operators are issued with an encapsulated wallet and full sized certificate. Companies are issued with an A4 sized certificate, the trainees original practical and theoretical test marking sheet, course record and written trainee report where appropriate, as proof of training.