CPCS A09 Forward Tipping Dumper Training
Duration 3 days
Course Content

Through a combination of targeted training and experience, an individual with the forward tipping dumper will be able to:

  • Describe the nature of the sector of industry and their role and responsibilities as a plant operator. 
  • Name and explain the purpose of principle components, the basic construction, controls and terminology. 
  • Confirm with Manufacturer’s requirements as per the operators handbook, other types of information source and the relevant regulations and legislation. 
  • Undertake all pre-use checks. 
  • Configure and ready for travel (site and highway).  
  • Travel over rough, undulating ground, steep inclines and level surfaces – loaded and unloaded. 
  • Manoeuvre in confined spaces whilst carrying loads. 
  • Ensure the suitability of the tipping and loading area.
  • Explain actions required for hazards, underground and overhead services.
  • Position to receive loads. 
  • Comply with loading procedures.
  • Ensure Loading integrity and security. 
  • Transfer loads to different locations. 
  • Discharge loads into trenches and over edges.
  • Maintain safe and tidy working areas.
  • Carry out shut down and securing procedures.
  • Explain loading and unloading procedures for machine transporting. 

Course Aims

The CPCS A09 course aims to provide the candidate with a thorough practical and theory training in operating a Forward Tipping Dumper in order to to enable the candidate to pass the CPCS Theory and Practical Tests.

Course Requirement

All visitors must report to reception on arrival and follow site safety rules at all times.

There are no catering facilities on site, so delegates need to provide their own lunch. There are tea and coffee facilities available.

Candidates must bring and wear their PPE on site for plant testing. They must also bring signature and photographic identification as required for all testing.

The CPCS Theory test is recorded digitally by the tester to ensure adherence with CPCS Standards. The CPCS Practical test may be recorded using a Video recorder if the CPCS request it.

All delegates must have passed the CITB Operatives H,S&E Test within the last two years to book on this course

Examination Board

The Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS) is recognised by the UK Contractors Group (UKCG) and Major Home Builders Group (MHBG) as the preferred card to comply with codes of practice for competence and certification. It was launched in 2003 to help them comply with regulations and requirements and aims to apply common standards for all plant operators.

CPCS is owned by the Construction Industry Training Board (otherwise known as CITB). 
For more information visit their website at www.citb.co.uk.


To achieve the Red CPCS Trained Operator Card candidates must pass both the CPCS Theory Test and the Practical Test.

These tests can be viewed online by clicking here.

Refresher / Re-qualification Information

Once you have achieved your Red CPCS Trained Operator Card it lasts for 2 years.

During these 2 years you must work towards and achieve your NVQ in Plant Operations to upgrade to a Blue CPCS Competence Card.


All prices exclude VAT at 20%

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Godstone23 Jun 202123, 24, 25 June 20218:00am - 4:30pm6
Iver23 Jun 202123, 24, 25 June 20218:00am - 4:30pm6
Redditch28 Jun 202128, 29, 30 June 20218:00am - 4:30pm6
Redditch26 Jul 202126, 27, 28 July 20218:00am - 4:30pm6
Godstone28 Jul 202128, 29, 30 July 20218:00am - 4:30pm6
Iver28 Jul 202128, 29, 30 July 20218:00am - 4:30pm6
Redditch23 Aug 202123, 24, 25 August 20218:00am - 4:30pm6
Godstone25 Aug 202125, 26, 27 August 20218:00am - 4:30pm6
Iver25 Aug 202125, 26, 27 August 20218:00am - 4:30pm6
Godstone22 Sep 202122, 23, 24 September 20218:00am - 4:30pm6
Iver22 Sep 202122, 23, 24 September 20218:00am - 4:30pm6