UK CPCS Site Dumper


This assessment involves assessing the candidates knowledge and skills on the Site Dumper through theory and practical assessment.

Overview of Assessment

• Describe the nature of the sector and their role and responsibilities as a plant operator.
• Conform with Manufacturer’s requirements as per the operators handbook, other types of information source and the relevant regulations and legislation.
• Undertake all pre-use checks.
• Configure and ready for travel.
• Travel over rough, undulating ground, steep inclines and level surfaces – loaded and unloaded.
• Manoeuvre whilst carrying loads given different spatial situations.
• Explain actions required for hazards, underground and overhead services.
• Comply with loading procedures.
• Ensure Loading integrity and security.
• Transfer loads to different locations.
• Discharge loads into trenches and over edges.
• Maintain safe and tidy working areas.
• Carry out shut down and securing procedures.
• Explain loading and unloading procedures for machine transporting.
• Name and explain the purpose of principle components, the basic construction, controls and terminology.


• UK CSCS health & safety test within the previous 2 years
• PPS number
• PPE Equipment


1 Day


• A09a - Forward Tipping Dumper (Wheeled)
• A09b - Forward Tipping Dumper (Tracked)

From Red to Blue

Your Red CPCS Trained Operator Card is valid for 2 years. During these 2 years you must achieve your NVQ in Plant Operations to upgrade to a Blue CPCS Competence Card.



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.