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Construction Plant

The Landscape Training Group provide a range of plant training options depending on the customers needs in terms of level of certification, experience levels and specific attachments or usage.

For example we can provide specific integrated training and assessment to novice operators using a loading shovel with forks attachment.

For most courses we offer National Plant Training and Assessment, which is an integrated option, and allows flexibility according to the amount of the individual's experience and specific requirements. Upon successful completion the National Plant card will be applied for, and this can be added to as additional skills are added.

We can also offer CITB training and assessment through a network of CITB training providers.

NPTC assessment is also available if preferred.

Construction Plant: Services


To enable course members to:- 

  • Identify the basic construction and components, and the purpose anduse of all its controls and gauges.

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

  • Carry out all pre-use and running checks.

  • Set the dumper for site and road travel.

  • Travel over differing types of terrain, including rough undulating ground, both in a loaded and unloaded state.

  • Travel up and down substantial inclines in a loaded and unloaded state.

  • Manoeuvre in confined areas using forward and reverse direction, in a loaded and unloaded state.

  • Position the dumper to receive loads.

  • Comply with loading procedures.

  • Ensure load integrity and security.

  • Discharge loads into trenches or over edges.

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

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

Who are the courses for?
Anyone who uses or will be using a wheeled or tracked forward tipping dumper in the land-based industries or construction industry.

Novice operators – wheeled or tracked - 2 days
Experienced operators – wheeled or tracked - 1 day

Instructor/machine/trainee ratio
1 instructor : 2 machines : 4 trainees or 1 instructor : 1 machine : 2 trainees

Equipment required for course and test
Serviceable tracked or wheeled dumper which meets current legislation and must be:
i) not less than 2 tonnes load capacity
ii) R.O.P.S. and seatbelt equipped
A means of loading the dumper. i.e. loader, excavator, conveyer
NB trainees cannot be assessed for operating the loading equipment during the forward tipping dumper course.
Suitable loads for the dumper’s skip type eg sand, gravel, earth, rocks.
A designated unloading area, being a trench or an edge, at least 0.5 of a metre deep, and a minimum of 2 x the width of the dumper, with appropriate edge protection.
A driving area, minimum half hectare (1 acre), which should include:
i) uneven, rough terrain.
ii) a slope(s) not less than 18% (1:5.5) incline with sufficient manoeuvring room at the top and bottom.
iii) a straight run at least 30 metres in length.
NB area must be free from overhead obstructions, at least 20m from overhead power lines and free from all underground services.
Written permission from the employer/landowner to be provided stating that the training area is able to be used for the purposes intended and is free from all underground services. 

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