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Articulated Dump Truck

- CPCS A56

Course Overview

  • Operating the machine to a minimum standard
  • Fitting and operating ancillary equipment
  • How to gather and use information from the manual
  • Siting the machine safely and efficiently
  • Preparing the machine for travelling on the public highway
  • The capabilities of each machine, its purpose and limitations
  • All safety precautions necessary for the correct operation of the machine
  • Which routine adjustments and servicing procedures are necessary, and how to carry them out.
  • Understand loading and unloading procedures
  • How to travel over various terrains and materials
  • Maintain safe working area
  • All pre-use and shut down checks/procedures

A56a Dump Truck Articulated Chassis up to 15t Available upon request
A56b Dump Truck Articulated Chassis all sizes Public courses available Bi-Monthly


In order to take this test you must have taken a CSCS HSE Operatives test, as a minimum, within 2 years of your test date.


Once you have achieved both theory and practical assessments you will receive a Red Trained operator card which is valid for 2 years, unless you have previously complete the relevant NVQ, in which case you will receive a blue competent operator card.

Next step

The next step will be completing your level 2 NVQ in Transporting Loads, this is a service provided by Construction Training UK therefore please contact a member of the team to discuss further.

Course Type
3 days
£1000 + VAT
2 days
£695 + VAT
Test Only
1 day
£550 + VAT
Course Date
17 - 19/05/2021
26 - 28/07/2021
20 - 22/09/2021
15 - 17/11/2021

Want to know more?

Have a look at some of the resources for this course below to give you a taster of what to expect from the course and the training & knoweldge you will gain from it.