Ride on Roller Training (CPCS A31)

Foundation: 3 Days - Experienced: 2 Days


Ride on Roller Training Course – BAM Construction Training’s CPCS A31 Ride on Roller training course (3 day foundation) is designed to provide novice and intermediate operators with sufficient ride on roller training which will enable them to competently and safely carry out the role as a roller operator and pass the CPCS theory/practical assessments.

We also offer a 2 day experienced worker course for candidates who do not require practical training, or a combined 3 day course for A31 Roller and A09 Forward Tipping Dumper which is priced at £995+vat.

Eligibility: Candidates must have a valid health, safety and environment test for operatives (OPS) within the past 2 years (also referred to as the CSCS touch screen test). We can accommodate this at our centre for a fee of £50 (inc vat).

Ride on Roller Training (CPCS A31) - Learning Outcomes

Through a combination of targeted roller training and experience, an individual with the ride-on-roller will be able to:

Describe the nature of the sector of industry and their role and responsibilities as a plant operator.

Configure & set for compaction duties. Explain actions required for hazards.

Name & explain the purpose of principal components, the basic construction, controls & terminology.

Compact loose granular materials to specification. Compact in straight lines & around radii.

Conform with manufacturer requirements and relevant regulations/legislation. Undertake all pre-use checks.

Compact supported and unsupported edges. Explain the principles & techniques of good compaction.

Manoeuvre in confined spaces with and without loads. Travel over rough terrain & inclines.

Carry out shut down and securing procedures. Explain the procedures for transportation.

Activity Instructions

Complete all manufacturer’ pre-start and running checks and prepare the roller for travel.

Prepare an exclusion zone & setup roller for the relevant work.

Pass through a restriction (500mm tolerance) in forward & reverse.

Compact the straight runs. Several objects must be placed on one of the runs.

Drive up and down a gradient.

Compact the radius

Drive on uneven ground.

Park the ride-on-roller and carry out shut-down and securing procedures

CPCS A31 Roller 2017 Pass Rates


A31 Roller Theory Test


A31 Roller Practical Test

3 Day Course: £895+vat

Day 1: Theory Training. Day 2: Practical Training. Day 3: Theory and Practical Tests.

2 Day Course: £695+vat

Day 1: Theory Training. Day 3: Theory and Practical Tests.

We also run a combined CPCS A31 Roller & A09 Dumper course for £995+vat. See our upcoming courses below.

Upcoming CPCS Roller Courses