Ride-On Roller Course
The HW ride-on roller course is suitable to those who currently use – or will be using – a ride-on roller, within the construction or land-based industries. This training will help you develop your skills and knowledge in order to operate a roller safely and competently. Appropriate and accredited training needs to be undertaken if you intend to operate such a machine – that’s where our course comes in.
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This is an integrated training and assessment course. You’ll learn about key legislation and health and safety issues, the machine’s capabilities, and the need for daily and pre-shift checks. Practical sessions will include the fundamentals of driving, as well as more technical manoeuvres. You’ll be guided by experienced instructors so you can use a roller safely and with confidence.
At the end of this course, you’ll be able to confidently:
- Describe the key requirements of health, safety and environmental legislation
- Interpret and comply with drawings, specifications, schedules, risk assessments and any manufacturer’s owner’s manual (MOM) relating to the plant or machinery operations and the work to be carried out
- Identify the hazards associated with plant or machinery operations and put the appropriate control measures in place
- Understand the principles of soil compaction, including soil types and conditions
- Identify the different types of compaction equipment and their application
- Identify and explain the purpose of machine components and operator controls
- Conduct all operational and pre-start checks
- Prepare the ride on roller for site travel
- Drive the ride on roller safely over varying types of terrain
- Operate the ride on roller safely in restricted spaces
- Prepare the ride on roller for work
- Select the appropriate techniques to perform essential tasks
- Operate plant and machinery to compact ground and loose materials to given work instructions
- Perform compaction activities in a variety of soil types
- Prepare an area prior to compacting
- Carry out a range of compacting procedures with different types of material
- Explain the safety procedures when working on unsupported edges and inclines
- Shut down and secure plant or machinery
- Describe the procedures used for loading and unloading ride on rollers when transported on a trailer.
- Plant safety and the law
- Principles of soil compaction
- Machine knowledge and preparation for work
- Travelling and manoeuvring the machine
- Machine operation
Once you’ve successfully completed the course, you’ll receive a certificate of competence.