Road Roller

Duration: 3 days (novice 3 candidates) 1 day (refresher or test only)


The aim of the Ride on Roller Training is to provide both theoretical and practical training in the safe and efficient use of the ride on roller. On successful completion of the ride on road roller training you will be issued with the relevant operator’s card or certification to suit

This Road Roller course delivers the necessary skills, knowledge, and understanding to operate a road roller safely and effectively. This course will cover the relevant variations to suit your needs pedestrian, ride on, articulated, rigid, vibrating or dead weight.

Who should attend?

It is for plant operators who require practical and theory-based training and assessment to operate a road roller safely and efficiently as part of their daily duties on-site.

What you will learn

  • Have a basic understanding of your industry, the dangers of working in your industry and their responsibilities as an operator
  • Have a working knowledge of the manufacturer’s handbook for the particular roller
  • Be able to locate and identify the major components of the machine and explain their functions
  • Be able to locate and identify key controls and explain their functions
  • Identify and maintain PPE appropriate for roller use
  • Conduct all necessary safety checks at the work area
  • Controls and instruments
  • Stability Factors
  • Starting, moving and stopping the roller
  • Operation of hydraulic controls
  • Compacting areas
  • Working to site specifications
  • Operate the roller safely and efficiently
  • Be able to establish effective communication methods
  • Environmental considerations
  • Carry out all end of shift checks

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Trainer profile

Our trainers and testers have a wealth of industry experience to meet any specific needs of our clients, all trainers have the accreditation needed to meet the requirement of delegates across the Plant and equipment training categories.

Delivery method

Road roller Training and testing can be carried out on your site or ours. Our delivery will be a mix of theory and practical exercises to suit the course criteria set and delegates needs.

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