CSCS Articulated Dump Truck - Non Experienced Operator


The purpose of this three day course is to provide the participant general knowledge and practical skills necessary to be able to operate the machine under supervision. This is for candidates with little or no experience in operations of a dumptruck.

Under the 2013 Construction Regulations all machine operators operating on construction sites must have a valid CSCS card for particular machines. This course will give them the required knowledge on how to minimise the risk of accidents in their workplace while operating machines.

Please not that Safetech only run this course on a group booking basis & do not offer public dates for this course.

Course Content

This is a three day introduction for beginners to learn the basic operations of the Articulated Dump Truck.

Day One: Induction for new entrants

Day Two: Introduction to the Articulated Dump Truck

Day Three: Articulated Dump Truck Operations

The Programme will consist of classroom sessions of underpinning knowledge relating to Articulated Dump Truck operations, and operation of the Articulated Dump Truck.

  • Induction

  • Induction to the Programme

  • Safety and Hygiene

  • Plant Operators Responsibility

  • Induction to the Machine

  • Induction to the Machine Operators Manual

  • Machine Maintenance Checks

  • Machine Operation

  • Machine Safety Awareness

  • Road Travel (where permitted)

  • Types and characteristics of materials and loads

  • Shut down and securing procedures

On completion of this programme there are certain tasks within the logbook which must be completed. You are required to spend a minimum of six months operating the machine within a two year timeframe before you can apply for your CSCS Card. Once the log book is completed you must attend an additional 1 Day Assessment in order to receive your experienced ticket which is valid for 5 years.


Following this 3 day programme a SOLAS Logbook will be issued to each participant on this course. A Training Card will be issued to each participant directly from SOLAS.


  • 3 months experience on a site (not on machine)

  • 18 or over

  • Hold a Valid Safe Pass Card

Training Method

  • Powerpoint presentation

  • Practical demonstration

  • Theory & Practical Assessment

Max. No of participants

Max Participants for this Course is 4.


Duration of Course: 3 Days

Funding Available


If you are unemployed and seeking work, you may be eligible for funding from the Department of Social Protection to cover all, or some of the costs of your training. (means depending, you may be entitled to up to €1000).

Candidates who wish to avail of this must make an appointment with a case officer in their local Intreo office, discuss their case & apply for funding. The candidate will receive a funding application form which they must sign & bring/post to us. Upon completion, we will send this back to the case officer who will then review the funding application.

Upon receiving funding approval in the post from the Department of Social Protection, candidates must then call us to reserve a place on our course. We cannot confirm a place on our course until funding approval is gained.


If employed within the private sector or are a sole trader, there may also be funding assistance available through Skillnet funding. Skillnet may fund a percentage of your training, if eligible. For more details on this, please contact us on 074 91 27786.