Ride on Road Roller





1 - 3 Day


CITB Grant




2 - 5 Years


From £ 175 pp
Ride on Road Roller - NPORS Construction Plant



The Road Roller sometimes referred to as a Ride on Roller is a fundamental item of plant used for compacting and levelling a variety of materials on site ranging from soil and hardcore to binder and surface courses on tarmac. The Road Roller is an efficient and productive item of plant. Safely operating this vital piece of plant requires attention and skill to protect everyone involved. It may look like a relatively simple machine to operate but it can be one of the most hazardous pieces of plant on site just for that reason. The articulated steering and oscillating chassis add to the dangers of overturning if not operated safely and correctly.

This course delivers the necessary skills, knowledge, and understanding to operate the Road Roller safely. It is specifically aimed at operators who want or require a formal qualification for the safe and efficient operation of a Road Roller.

Throughout this course we will take the candidate through the training material and support their development, ensuring they are trained to the national occupational standards set by the awarding organisation, NPORS. Through a mix of practical and theory-based assessments, candidates will cover manufacturer instructions, safe procedures and responsibilities while participating in practical plant operating activities and best practice exercises conducted on site. The training and assessments follow national standards and are fully accredited by NPORS.



By the end of this course the candidate can expect to have an understanding of the following:
Latest relevant legislation – specific to Plant Operators
Understanding the dangers of working in the industry, & their responsibilities as a plant operator on site
All environmental considerations & the impact of using a Road Roller on site
Working knowledge of the manufacturer’s handbook for the Road Roller
Theoretical understanding of plant operations
Inspections and running checks prior to use
Understanding of the Machine Systems
Hazard awareness
How to configure the machine for travel and manoeuvre it safely on different terrain in open and confined areas
How to operate the Road Roller safely and efficiently
Correct operating methods, including industry accepted best practice
Understanding the instruments and controls (including structural parts)
Perform specific levelling and compaction tasks
Navigating inclines, declines and undulating ground
Loading and unloading procedures
Carry out shut down procedures



The delivery of this course will be primarily practical through machine operating sessions along with a classroom-based training and assessment. To achieve the qualification, the candidate will need to attend and complete both the theory and practical assessments. Our occupationally competent trainers will carry out delivery of the training / assessments with the candidate and complete the session with an NPORS practical observation and a short question paper.



This course can be delivered at our training centre or at a location suitable to you, providing it meets with the awarding body requirements. This can be discussed and agreed prior to booking the course.



On successfully achieving a pass mark on both components the candidate will qualify for either an NPORS / CSCS Construction Plant Operator Card, valid for two years or a Traditional Operators card, valid for three to five years depending on sector-specific or in-company requirements.

If you don’t require a nationally accredited qualification and just need to comply with the Health and Safety at Work Act, then why not choose a Construct Training Services In house certificate, and benefit from a more cost efficient training and assessment route?



The training and assessment options for NPORS accredited courses vary to accommodate novices and experienced candidates.

  • Novice training - 3 Days with a maximum of 3 novice candidates with 1 machine
  • Refresher training – 1 Day with a maximum of 3 experienced candidates with 1 machine
  • Assessment only – 1 Day session with a maximum of 6 experienced candidates with 1 machine
For Construct Training Services In house certificate ratios please get in touch with the team.



Candidates will need to provide valid proof of identity on the first day of the course, such as a copy of their passport or driving licence. They will also need to provide their own PPE and be wearing it as required. All Certification fees are included in the course cost and the candidates will need to attend the full duration of the course to be awarded the certificate.

Candidates must inform their trainer if they have any serious health issues, physical problems, special considerations or are taking any medication, which may affect their abilities to operate plant safely when carrying out any elements of the training.

If training is to be held at your chosen location, please ensure that the classroom area you make available has a power supply and is a suitable size for the number of candidates attending. In addition, please ensure that the practical area has been risk assessed and is safe and meets the requirements of NPORS for the training required. If unsure, please get in touch with a member of our team prior to the date of the training.



Construct Training Services, is a leading provider of Construction and Civil Engineering training courses, spanning Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. With an expert team and over 30 years of experience, we have developed outstanding success rates, which has allowed us to collaborate with local and national stakeholders.

With a portfolio of nationally recognised qualifications and a team that consistently delivers high quality training at the highest standards, we're proud to offer a benchmark service for our clients across the industry.


Price List

Prices displayed are based on the NPORS Assessment Only Route, for Novice and Refresher costs please get in touch with the team.
Group of 6
£ 175 pp
Group of 5
£ 200 pp
Group of 4
£ 250 pp
Group of 3
£ 350 pp
Group of 2
£ 450 pp
£ 600


Contact Us

Call 0116 229 30 48 or Email us
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It will take about 2 weeks for your NPORS Card to come to us and then we shall post it out to you via recorded delivery.

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Beaumont Enterprise Centre

72 Boston Road, Leicester

Leicestershire, LE4 1HB

Tel: 0116 2293048

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