Ride on Roller Course

To get a construction plant job in the UK today, most sites require you to have a CPCS Red Trained Operators Card. The first step towards getting your CPCS red card is completing this NVQ Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in a construction environment course.

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CPCS (A31) Ride on Roller Training Course

The CPCS (A31) ride on roller course is aimed at operatives of rides on rollersThis CPCS course covers both the practical and theoretical aspects of operating a ride-on roller, culminating in the CPCS technical test. Rider on roller operatives with less than two years of consistent experience must attend the Foundation and Novice course, whilst those with more than two years of recent and consistent experience may apply for the Experienced Worker course for 2 days.Both lead to the same CPCS certification in this category, the Red CPCS card, though the Experienced Worker course is slightly shorter in duration and covers the subject in less detail than the ride and rollers training courses. All delegates must have passed the CITB Health, Safety, and Environment test within the last two years prior to the commencement date of the course. Those who get the CPCS Red Card must retrain within two years to maintain their qualification or obtain the NVQ Level 2 in Plant Operations to upgrade to the CPCS Blue Competence card.

The CPCS (A31) ride on roller course will offer you with fundamental training and assessment in operating a ride-on-road roller. It is appropriate if you have never had formal instruction or if you want to refresh your skills. Before applying for the Red CPCS card in this category, private individuals should read our CPCS Training and the Private Individual criteria.

How Will You Get Your CPCS (A31) Ride on Roller Course Card?

To get your CPCS (A31)Operator Card you must complete the following steps:

We'll contact you within 48 hours to confirm your reservation or gather additional information before confirming your seat on the CPCS course. Please ensure that you have read and comprehended the terms and conditions of the CPCS (A31) ride on roller course.


The course length varies depending on the training provider, but it typically ranges from 2-3 days.

To take the course, you must be at least 16 years of age and have a good understanding of written and spoken English. Additionally, you must have a valid Health and Safety Executive (HSE) touch screen test pass within the last two years.

During the practical assessment, you will be required to demonstrate your ability to safely and competently operate a ride-on roller. This will include pre-use checks, maneuvering, compaction techniques, and post-operational checks.

The CPCS (A31) Ride on Roller certification is valid for five years. After this period, you will need to undergo a refresher course to renew your certification.

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