Course Aims

To provide thorough practical and theory training in operating a Dump Truck – Articulated Chassis, to enable the candidate to competently and safely operate the machine and pass the CPCS Theory and Practical Tests.

Course Content

 Basic construction, names of components and the purpose and use of all controls and gauges
 Use of the operator’s handbook, etc
 Pre-use and running checks
 Set the vehicle for site and road travel
 Travel over differing types of terrain, including rough, undulating ground, both in a loaded and unloaded state
 Manoeuvre the vehicle in confined areas using forward and reverse direction, in a loaded and unloaded state
 Explain precautions to be taken for overhead services and other hazards
 Position the dump truck to receive loads
 Comply with loading procedures, loading entegrity and security
 Discharge loads into trenches or over edges
 Place the dump truck in an out-of-service condition
 Loading and unloading procedures on and off a transporters
 Trained operator achievement test

Duration of Training

See Training Guidance


To achieve the Red CPCS Trained Operator Card candidates must pass both the CSCS touch screen H+S test (within the last 2 years) and the CPCS Theory Test and the Practical Test.
These tests can be viewed online at:


Your Own Venue (Must meet CPCS specifications)