CPCS Dump Truck – Articulated Chassis (A56)

Accreditation

CPCS

Course duration

2-4 Days depending on experience

Certificate valid for

2 years

Endorsements:

A: Up to 15 Tonnes

B: All Sizes


This course is aimed at people who require a formal qualification for operating a Dump Truck with an articulated chassis.

Learners with limited or no experience of operating a dump truck with an articulated chassis will require a four-day novice course, whereas experienced operators can attend a shorter two-day experienced worker course.

CPCS Dump Truck – Articulated Chassis (A56) Course Content

  • Risks associated with quick hitch devices and how to use them safely
  • Operating the machine to a minimum standard
  • Fitting and operating ancillary equipment
  • Siting the machine safely and efficiently
  • Carrying out minor adjustments and routine servicing procedures
  • Preparing the machine for travelling on the public highway
  • The capabilities of each machine, its purpose and limitations
  • All safety precautions necessary for the correct operation of the machine
  • How diesel engines work and how various parts of the machine operate
  • Which routine adjustments and servicing procedures are necessary, and how to carry them out.

Entry Requirements

Learners must have passed the Operatives Health, Safety and Environment Test within the last 2 years, prior to course start date.

Good understanding of spoken and written English.

One-three days learning through a mix of classroom-based teaching and practical exercises, followed by one day assessment - CPCS technical tests.

Learners will receive a Red CPCS Trained Operator Card on passing the CPCS technical tests, valid for two years.

After gaining on-site experience, you must complete an NVQ level 2 within two years to apply for the blue CPCS Competence Card which is renewable every five years.

Grants and Funding

Grants against the cost of your CPCS training and testing are available for eligible employers. For further information please visit the CITB Grant page.

We can provide construction SMEs with less than 250 employees with free level 2 construction NVQs through our Skills Support for the Workforce programme, funded by the European Social Fund.  Please contact us for the regions that are currently eligible, this is for a limited time only.