3-day semi experienced course for £500 + Vat per candidate

5-day novice course £800 + Vat per candidate

(Maximum of 3 candidates per course)

The aim of the course is to provide training and knowledge in the safe and efficient operation of a rough terrain vehicle with a boom up to 9m. (ITSSAR Cat J2)

This course meets the statutory requirements of the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, and other relevant statutory provisions.

The course is spent on developing skills and knowledge associated with this type of machine.

Topics covered include:-


The Need to Train & Statutory Requirements
Rated Capacities-Stability and instability
Operating Safety Code & Site Safely Rules
Film "The Correct, Approach"& "Site Safety"
Multi Choice Theory Test

Introduction to the Machine
Control Familiarisation
Daily Checks/Refuelling/Simple Maintenance
Steering and Drive Modes
Steering Procedures, ( Un-laden and Laden)
Load Weight Assessment
Load Handling
Use of Stabilisers (where applicable)
Stacking and De-stacking Procedures
Vehicle Loading/ Unloading
Fitting and use of Attachments
Practical Skills Test (based on Forum 2000 recommendations)

1. Notebook and pen
2. Appropriate safety wear.
All other materials are provided on the course

Day 1
Period 1: Course Registration
Period 2: Health & Safety at Work Act 1974
Period 3 & 4: Theory
Period 5: Introduction to the equipment
Period 6, 7 & 8: Basic Handling - "Figure of 8"

Day 2
Period 1: Operator's Safety Code
Period 2: Pre-shift checks
Period 3 & 4: Basic Load Handling
Period 5: Basic Load Handling - Bucket Work
Period 6 & 7 : Refuelling & Storage
Period 8: Safety Video

Day 3
Period 1: Pre-shift Checks Revision
Period 2: Load Handling Revision
Period 3: Load Handling
Period 3: Handling Awkward Loads
Period 5 & 6: General Supervised Practice
Period 7: The Skill Test
Period 9: Summary & Close

(This is a guide only)

Certification & Testing
At the end of this course the standard ITSSAR practical and theoretical test where possible will be conducted for the Dumper. This is the current recognised and recommended standards practical operators test. Operators are issued with an encapsulated wallet and full sized certificate. Companies are issued with an A4 sized certificate, the trainees original practical and theoretical test marking sheet, course record and written trainee report where appropriate, as proof of training.

All training provided is accredited to
Category 3 Accredited Training Centre