Forward Tipping Dumper

  • construction_courseFees £900
  • construction_course3 Days

To get this card you need to (in this order):

- Pass the relevant CITB health, safety and environment test.

- Achieve the CPCS theory test (within two years of the CITB health, safety and environment test)

- Achieve the CPCS practical test (within six months of the CPCS theory test and within two years of the CITB health, safety and environment test).

Both CPCS theory and practical tests are delivered by an approved CPCS test centre. The test centre will apply for the card.

Content of the course


Day One:


  • Site induction, CPCS explanation and expectations.
  • Revision of CPCS theory knowledge questions.
  • Relevant Health & Safety legislation.
  • Roles and responsibilities of the FTD driver.
  • Traffic plans and work management.
  • Preparation for CPCS Theory Tests.


Day Two:


  • Pre-start checks and configuration.
  • Safe positioning and manoeuvring of the vehicle.
  • Awareness of other hazards and users on site.
  • Limitations, hazards and stability factors.
  • Position to receive loads.
  • Travelling over rough terrain.
  • Communication methods.
  • Transferring loads to different locations.
  • Discharging loads into trenches and over edges.
  • Preparation for CPCS Practical Test.


Day Three:


  • CPCS Theory Test (morning) and Practical (afternoon).


Pre-requisites and additional information

Delegates MUST have passed their CSCS Health, Safety, and Environment Test within the last 2 years (to the date of the actual CPCS tests). Delegates that arrive without a valid CSCS HSE pass will not be permitted to attend and will lose the full cost of the course.

Candidates must bring photo ID in order to take their CPCS tests.

Please note that if you do not pass the CPCS Theory Test then you are not permitted to attempt the CPCS Practical Test. Additional fees apply if re-tests are required.

Course Times

Approximately 7.45am – 5.00pm. Course times will be confirmed in the joining instructions once the course has been booked.


Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is suitable for:

  • provide identification for plant operators and those involved with plant operations by recognising skills, knowledge and understanding, competence and qualifications

  • raise health, safety and environment standards through a programme of Health, safety and environment testing to prove workers have met minimum standards

  • provide standards of learning and assessment to equip individuals with relevant skills and knowledge to seek employment within the industry

  • provide or improve employment prospects for individuals and experienced operators

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