CPCS - Ride On Roller

Course Aims

To provide comprehensive practical and theory-based construction plant training in operating a Ride On Roller, to 

enable the candidate to competently and safely carry out the role and pass the CPCS Theory and Practical Tests.


Course Content

  • Identify the basic construction, purpose and function of components and the purpose and use of all controls and gauges.

  • Identify and comply with manufacturers’ instructions in accordance with the operator’s handbook, other information sources and applicable legislation. 

  • Carry out all necessary plant equipment pre-use and running checks. 

  • Set the roller for site travel. 

  • Travel over differing types of terrain, including undulating ground. 

  • Manoeuvre in confined areas using forward and reverse direction. 

  • Set the roller for compaction duties. 

  • Prepare an area prior to compacting, i.e. traffic/personnel management etc. 

  • Compact different materials to given instructions. 

  • Compact up to supported and unsupported edges, against radii and around obstructions 

  • Place the roller in an out-of-service condition. 

  • Recognise compacted and uncompact areas.

  • State conditions that may cause instability of the ride on roller. 

  • State safety procedures when working up to unsupported edges. 

  • Explain safety procedures when compacting on inclines. 

  • Explain the loading and unloading procedures on and off a transporter. 


Duration of Training

Depending on experience.

Novice training 3-5 days.



To obtain the Red CPCS Trained Operator Card all candidates must pass the Health, Safety and Environment Touch Screen Test (within the last 2 years) and the CPCS Technical Theory Test and Technical Practical Test. 

CPCS - Theory Test Questions