Forward Tipping Dumpers (FTDs) are common items of plant to be found on Construction, Utilities, Groundworks and a number of other sectors. They range in size from the smallest with a load carrying capacity of around 1 tonne (1,000kg) to around 9 or 10 tonnes for the largest machines.
Larger dumpers (some over 100 tonne!) do exist, but these will typically be rear tipping, rather than forward tipping.
Training can be up to 3 days for a group of three novice candidates, but this can be reduced with relevant experience/training, or if there are fewer candidates attending the course.
Your course will cover the theoretical knowledge input and health & safety awareness; pre-use checks; safe loading; backfilling excavations; tipping into a stockpile; travelling on uneven terrain and slopes and more…
The National Plant Operator Registration Scheme (NPORS) is well regarded, particularly within the Construction and Utilities sites.
NPORS offer the option of including the CSCS logo on their operator cards. However, these are valid for two years as a “trained operator“, during which time the operator is required to complete an NVQ to upgrade the card to a five-year “competent operator” card. This is comparable to the CPCS scheme.
NPORS also offer the “traditional” card, which can be renewed periodically without the need to complete NVQs, which can be expensive and time-consuming if you don’t have a specific requirement for them.
Training is also available through the Association of Industrial Truck Trainers (AITT) or as an in-house qualification.
These courses are still delivered by the same experienced trainers, to the high standards to which we hold ourselves. However, lower candidate registration fees and reduced administration costs mean that we can pass that saving on to you, so this is a great option if cost is a key consideration.