A56b Dump Truck – CPCS A56

TypeExperienced & Novice

A56b Dump Truck Course Aims

To provide thorough practical and theoretical plant training in operating a Dump Truck – Articulated Chassis, to enable the candidate to safely and competently operate the machinery and pass the CPCS Theory and Practical Tests.

 A56b Dump Truck Course Content

  • Basic construction, names of components and the purpose and use of all controls and gauges
  • Use of the plant equipment operator’s handbook, etc
  • Pre-use and running checks
  • Set the vehicle for site and road travel
  • Travel over differing types of terrain, including rough, undulating ground, both in a loaded and unloaded state
  • Manoeuvre the vehicle in confined areas using forward and reverse direction, in a loaded and unloaded state
  • Explain precautions to be taken for overhead services and other hazards
  • Position the dump truck to receive loads
  • Comply with plant loading procedures, loading integrity and security
  • Discharge loads into trenches or over edges
  • Place the dump truck in an out-of-service condition
  • Loading and unloading procedures on and off a transporters
  • Trained operator achievement test

Duration of Training

To be confirmed on completion of Initial Analysis, dependant on experience.


A: Up to 15 tonnes

B: All Sizes

A56b Dump Truck – CPCS A56 Test

To achieve the Red CPCS Trained Operator Card candidates must pass both the CSCS touch screen H+S test (within the last 2 years) and the CPCS Theory Test and the Practical Test. 

To upgrade the Red CPCS Trained Operator Card you will have to achieve, within 2 year, the relevant NVQ – For more information on required NVQ contact Tel – 01623 287830

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