Dump Truck Rigid Chassis

The aim of the course is to:

Provide the candidate with the basic knowledge and practical skills involved in operating a rigid chassis dump truck

The objectives of the course are to enable delegates to:

  • Be able to operate the machine safely and correctly in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions and accepted good practice
  • Understand the causes of instability of the truck and the load
  • Carry out a pre-start inspection
  • Be able to position the vehicle for loading from and dumping into excavations etc.
  • Have an understanding of responsibilities under current relevant Health and Safety legislation
  • Be able to operate safely under varying site conditions.
  • Be able to carry out minor adjustments and routine services.

Course summary:

Candidates will participate in theory lessons and practical demonstrations / exercises covering:

  • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Provision and use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998
  • Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998
  • Other current relevant regulations
  • Introduction to machine
  • Pre-start inspections
  • Controls and instruments
  • Coolant, fuel and lubrication systems
  • Driving, loading and unloading
  • Theory and Practical in accordance with awarding body certification

Course Duration – Depending on Accreditation & Experience

Certification – CPCS, NPORS, STS Group Certification

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