Course Code: A56b

The CPCS A56b course aims to provide candidates with thorough practical and theory training for operating an Articulated – Chassis Dump Truck in order to pass the CPCS Theory and Practical Tests.

This is a 4 day novice course.

All prices are excluding VAT

About the course

This is a Novice level course:Our Novice level courses are for delegates who have had little or no training on the equipment.

Through a combination of targeted training and experience, an individual using an articulated chassis dump truck will be able to:

  • Describe the nature of the industry sector and their role and responsibilities as a plant operator.
  • Name and explain the purpose of principal components, the basic construction, controls and terminology.
  • Confirm with manufacturers' requirements as per the operators' handbook, other sources of information and relevant regulations and legislation.
  • Undertake all pre-use checks.
  • Configure and set 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 action required for hazards, underground and overhead services.
  • Position to receive loads.
  • Comply with loading procedures.
  • Ensure load 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 the loading and unloading procedures for machine transporting.


Candidates must have taken a CSCS Health, Safety and Environment test (within the last two years).

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