Ride on Roller

  • construction_courseFees £850
  • construction_course900

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 Ride on Roller driver.
  • 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.
  • Configure and set for compacting duties.
  • Compacting loose granular materials to specification.
  • Compacting straight lines and around radii.
  • Compacting supported and unsupported edges.
  • Communication methods.
  • Carrying out shut down and securing procedures.
  • 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

Frequently asked questions

Eligibility for the CITB Grant scheme extends to all construction companies registered with CITB, encompassing smaller enterprises exempt from the levy (those with a wage bill below £80k). The grant applies to directly employed staff and subcontractors.

The Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS) provides skills cards for the plant sector of the Construction and allied industries. It was launched in 2003 and since then over 300,000 cards have been issued across 64 categories of plant and related occupations.

The CPCS card system serves as a reliable testament to an individual's competence and proficiency in operating specific plant machinery or equipment within the construction industry. Each card signifies a varying level of expertise, experience, and competency.

The National Plant Operators Registration Scheme (NPORS) is a comparable alternative to CPCS, offering similar accredited training and recognition. However, distinctions include: • NPORS is generally more cost-effective than CPCS. • NPORS training can be completed on-site or at the training provider's location, while CPCS training is limited to certified centers. • CPCS cards are more widely accepted by employers, especially on larger contractor sites, compared to NPORS.

The Blue 'Competent Operator' CPCS card signifies a higher level of proficiency and competency. To obtain this card, individuals must: • Have at least six months of on-site experience in the specified plant category. • Complete a (construction) plant or lifting operations NVQ. • Pass the CITB / CPCS Health, Safety & Environment Test. To book, Click Here The Blue CPCS card demonstrates proven competence, allowing individuals to operate unsupervised and potentially supervise Red 'Trained Opera

The Red 'Trained Operator' CPCS card is an entry-level qualification acknowledging successful completion of training, including: • Passing the CITB / CPCS health, safety, and environment test. To book, Click Here • Completing the CPCS theory test. • Passing the relevant CPCS practical test for the specified plant category. This card demonstrates the completion of training and basic operating skills but doesn't validate full competence.

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