Forward Tipping Dumper Course


To provide the operator with the knowledge to be able to operate a dumper safely and competently

Learning Objectives

By the end of the training course, the delegate will:

  • Have a basic understanding of the industry, the dangers of working in the industry and their responsibilities as an operator
  • Have a working knowledge of the manufacturers handbook for the particular machine to be used
  • Be able to locate and identify the major components of the machine and explain their functions
  • Be able to locate and identify key controls and explain their functions
  • Conduct all pre-operational checks in accordance with manufacturer requirements
  • Identify and maintain PPE appropriate for forward tipping dumper use
  • Prepare the forward tipping dumper for use and operate safely and efficiently
  • Conduct all necessary safety checks at the work area
  • Attach and set trailers, ready for operation
  • Environmental considerations
  • Storage and transport of implements and attachments
  • Carry out all end of shift and shut down procedures

Course Content

This course will cover the following topics:

  • Basic procedures
  • Skills and knowledge associated with the dumper
  • Site safety awareness
  • Health and safety procedures
  • Control competence
  • Setting out and attaching trailers
  • Carrying out excavating tasks across varying terrain
  • Environmental considerations
  • Transport and storage of attachments

How long is the course?

The course length varies depending on the level of experience of the attendee*


Practical and Written Test

Who should attend this course?

Anyone wishing to hold an NPORS licence to operate a Dumper


NPORS accredited

Other Dumper courses available

  • Forward Tipping Mini Dumper
  • Rear Tipping Dumper

CALL 03450 578 160 or email:

  • To book this training course
  • To discuss your training requirements with a member of the NFB Training Team
  • To deliver this course in your organisation