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Road Roller Training in Manchester


Fully accredited road roller training courses. 1 to 5 day course, depending on experience & number of participants.

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Road Roller training courses

Pro Trainers UK is an accredited plant training organisation in Manchester with the LANTRA, I.T.S.S.A.R. and National Plant (NPORS) training bodies. Our training is delivered to an exceptional standard and is monitored regularly to ensure quality. Our road roller certification is nationally recognised and can be used nationwide.

Our road roller training courses include: ​

  • Certification options for Quality Assurance, NPORS, LANTRA and ITSSAR

  • Full Certification and Test Fees

  • Provision of ID card with photograph

  • Certificate of Basic Training

  • A detailed course manual with working exercises (except Refresher courses)

  • Road roller courses are available onsite and at our training centre.



Our Road Roller Training Courses


Road Roller Novice Course

At Pro Trainers UK, we're committed to delivering plant training that not only meets but exceeds the standards set by industry bodies. Our road roller courses are meticulously designed to ensure your team reaches the pinnacle of operational proficiency. We take pride in our detailed assessment reports, tailored specifically to each course, giving you the peace of mind that your employees are fully competent in all aspects of the training.

Course Name: Road roller training

Target Audience: Novices or operators looking to expand their skills to other types of lifting machinery.

Duration: Varies based on specific needs. Typically 5 days with a maximum of 3 participants

Availability: Our road roller courses are available onsite and at our training centre.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  • Acquire the ability to operate a road roller

  • Enhance employability with a broader skill set.

  • Receive a comprehensive certification for road roller operation.


Key Assessment Areas

At Pro Trainers UK, we adhere to the guidelines established by NPORS & ITSSAR to ensure that our road roller training courses meet the highest standards of excellence. Our comprehensive assessment reports are tailored specifically to each training session, providing assurance that participants are proficient in all aspects of road roller operation.

Pre-Operational Checks: Participants are assessed on their ability to perform thorough pre-operational checks on the road roller. This includes inspecting fluid levels, tires, brakes, lights, hydraulics, steering, and other essential components to ensure the machine is properly working.

Manoeuvring: Trainees are evaluated on their ability to manoeuvre the road roller safely and effectively in various conditions, including on different types of terrain, slopes, and in confined spaces. Forward and reverse operations, turning and stopping, are assessed to ensure precise control of the machine.

Operation: Participants are assessed on their operational skills, including the correct use of controls, throttle, brakes, and steering. They must demonstrate the ability to operate the road roller smoothly and efficiently while adhering to safety protocols and traffic regulations.

Compaction Techniques: Trainees are evaluated on their compaction techniques, including achieving the required compaction density and uniformity across different surfaces. Proper alignment, overlapping, and speed control are critical aspects assessed during this phase of the assessment.

Safety Practices: Safety is paramount in road roller operation. Participants are assessed on their knowledge and implementation of safety practices, including wearing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), maintaining a safe distance from other workers and obstacles, and adhering to site-specific safety protocols.

End-of-Shift Procedures: The assessment includes evaluating participants' ability to perform end-of-shift procedures, such as parking the road roller safely, shutting down the machine, securing it from unauthorised use, and conducting a final inspection for any defects or maintenance requirements.

Testing and Certification Details


The Practical Test and Its Importance

Our road roller training culminates in a practical test, a crucial step towards certification. This test, validated and approved by either NPORS, LANTRA, ITSSAR or Quality Assurance (depending on your preferences) is a comprehensive evaluation of your crane operating skills. Passing this test signifies that you have attained the proficiency required to operate a roller safely and effectively. It's important to note that this test is not just a formality; it's a rigorous assessment that ensures you are ready for real-world plant operations.


Three stages of Training

Basic Training: This is where you'll learn the fundamentals of plant operation, including handling and safety procedures. It's the first step towards becoming a competent operator.

Specific Job Training: Tailored to your workplace, this stage includes training on specific handling attachments and knowledge of the work environment.

Familiarisation Training: Conducted on the job under close supervision, this stage allows you to apply what you've learned in a practical setting, ensuring you're comfortable and competent in your specific work context.


Test Revisions & Expectations

The practical test has undergone revisions to ensure it remains relevant and challenging. These changes include an updated marking sheet, where certain faults may now score higher, reflecting the emphasis on safety and precision in operations. Additionally, the test now includes a written component, where candidates are expected to achieve a minimum score of 80%. This includes both multiple-choice and open questions, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of both practical and theoretical aspects of road roller operation.


Who Should Attend Road Roller Training?

Road roller training is ideal for individuals involved in the construction, road maintenance, and civil engineering industries. This includes operators, construction workers, site supervisors, and anyone required to operate road rollers as part of their job responsibilities.

What Are the Benefits of Road Roller Training?

Road roller training provides participants with essential skills and knowledge to operate road rollers safely and efficiently. Benefits include improved safety practices, reduced risk of accidents and injuries, enhanced job prospects, and compliance with industry regulations and standards.

Is Previous Experience Required to Attend Road Roller Training?

While previous experience operating heavy machinery can be beneficial, it is not a prerequisite for attending road roller training. Our courses are designed to cater to individuals with varying levels of experience, from beginners to experienced operators.

What Does Road Roller Training Cover?

Our road roller training covers a range of topics, including pre-operational checks, machine operation, compaction techniques, safety practices, and end-of-shift procedures. Participants will gain hands-on experience and theoretical knowledge essential for safe and effective road roller operation.

Is Road Roller Training Available Onsite or at Your Training Centre?

We offer flexibility in training delivery to accommodate our clients' needs. Road roller training can be conducted onsite at your location or at our dedicated training centre, depending on your preferences and requirements.

How Long Does Road Roller Training Last?

The duration of road roller training can vary based on factors such as the participants' experience level and the specific course requirements. Typically, our road roller training courses range from one to five days.

Will Participants Receive Certification Upon Completion of Road Roller Training?

Yes, participants who successfully complete our road roller training will receive certification accredited by reputable organizations such as NPORS & ITSSAR. This certification validates their competency in road roller operation and is recognized by industry employers.

Can I Arrange Road Roller Training for a Group of Employees?

Absolutely! We offer group booking options for road roller training, allowing employers to arrange training sessions for multiple employees simultaneously. Group bookings can be tailored to suit your company's schedule and specific training needs.

Are Refreshers Available for Road Roller Training?

Yes, we offer refresher courses for road roller training to help participants maintain their skills and stay updated on industry best practices. Refresher courses are recommended periodically to ensure continued competence and compliance with safety standards.



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