LANTRA Ride-On Roller Course

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Course Details What's Involved

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.

Enhance your knowledge, understanding and skills so that you can safely operate a Ride-On Roller with our comprehensive course. Ride-On Rollers are used extensively in the construction and grounds care industry. Such a heavy-duty piece of machinery requires careful and skilled operation. Appropriate and accredited training needs to be undertaken if you intend to use a ride-on roller – that’s where our course comes in.  You’ll be guided by experienced instructors so you can use a roller safely and with confidence.

This is an integrated training and assessment course. Once you’ve successfully completed the course, you’ll receive a certificate of competence. You’ll learn about key legislation and health and safety issues. The machine’s capabilities, and the need for daily and pre-shift checks, will also be covered. Practical sessions will include the fundamentals of driving, as well as more technical manoeuvres.

Course sessions:

  • Plant safety and the law
  • Principles of soil compaction
  • Machine knowledge and preparation for work
  • Travelling and manoeuvring the machine
  • Machine operation
  • Assessments

Course Duration:

2 days

HW provide off road driving courses and vehicle training for a range of off road and forestry vehicles, in locations across the UK.

At the end of this course, you will confidently be able to:

  • 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.