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NPORS Rear tipping dumper training – N205

Awarding Body:

National Plant Operators Registration Scheme - NPORS

Training course type:

On-site training and assessment; On-site Experience Worker Test (EWT) assessment only

Novice training course duration:

1-4 days dependant on any previous experience

Novice candidate numbers:


Experience Worker Tests per day:



Below 10 tonnes
Above and below 10 tonnes

Card options:

5-year NPORS traditional card & certificate; 2-year CSCS trained operator red card

Minimum age:



If required


Bertie Tupper & Tuppco instructors

What is a rear tipping dumper?

A rear tipping dumper is commonly used on construction sites. It is used to transport large loads of materials across a site, usually on rough, undulating terrain. Its ability to handle a mixture of terrain and carry large loads makes it a flexible piece of equipment. This is included in the TUPPCO NPORS Rear tipping dumper training course.

What does the TUPPCO NPORS Rear tipping dumper training course include?

  • 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 manufacturer’s 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 manufacturers and legislative requirements
  • Identify and maintain PPE appropriate for rear tipping dumper use
  • Conduct all necessary safety checks at the work area
  • Prepare the rear tipping dumper for use & operate machinery safely and efficiently
  • Environmental considerations
  • Demonstrate Knowledge and understanding of loading and unloading procedures for Machine transportation
  • Carry out all end of shift and shut down procedures

Venue and equipment requirements:

  • Suitable and safe area to operate and manoeuvre dumper
  • Excavator/loading machine
  • Bulk material to load and move
  • Varying terrain and slopes
  • Suitable and safe area to complete paperwork
  • Suitable welfare facilities
  • Rear tipping dumper
  • Operators’ manual
  • Risk assessment completed

PPE Requirements:

  • Suitable head protection
  • Suitable eye protection
  • Suitable hearing protection
  • Suitable work clothes including wet weather
  • Gloves
  • Suitable work boots including steel toe protection
  • High Viz

HSE further information:

  • Avoiding danger from overhead power cables guidance GS6
  • Avoiding danger from underground services HSG47
  • PUWER Regulation

Theory assessment:

  • 20 multiple choice questions
  • 5 written questions
  • 4 marks per question
  • 80% pass mark required

Practical assessment criteria:

  • Pre use and operational checks
  • Drive through chicane forwards and backwards
  • Position for loading operation x 4
  • Drive over uneven and sloping ground
  • Demonstrate hill starts
  • Discharge the load over an edge or in excavation x 2
  • Discharge the load to form a stockpile x 2
  • Reverse 50 metres in a straight line through restrictions
  • Pass mark is less than 20 penalty points and no mandatory disqualifications
  • Time allowed is 1 hour 30 minutes

Where are TUPPCO NPORS Rear tipping dumper on-site training courses delivered?

Southwest – Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Dorset, Devon, Cornwall, Avon, Somerset, Herefordshire, Monmouthshire

Southeast – Oxfordshire, Kent, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex, Middlesex

Midlands – Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire, Shropshire

East Anglia – Hertfordshire, Essex, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk

Aylesbury, Banbury, Basingstoke, Bath, Bedford, Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Cirencester, Cheltenham, Coventry, Exeter, Gloucester, Hereford, Hungerford, Milton Keynes, Newbury, Northampton, Oxford, Peterborough, Plymouth, Reading, Salisbury, Southampton, Stroud, Swindon, Taunton, Warwick, Winchester, Witney, Worcester, Yeovil


Attachments training can be included

Recognised industries:

Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Construction, Marine, Industrial, Fencing, Landscaping, Civils, Highways, Quarrying,

Known as:

Rear tipping dumper, ADT, Dumper, Articulated dump truck


JCB, Volvo, Hydrema, Bell, Doosan


Rear tipping, Material handler, Earthmover

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