CSCS Articulated Dumper

Course for Experienced Plant Operators

Book your place on a Articulated Dumper course by contacting us.

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Course Suitable For:

Any person who engages in the use of a Articulated Dumper

Course Award:

QQI Certification and SOLAS CSCS card valid for five years.

Course Fees:

Please contact OSS Training Coordinator for public or individual course fees and availability.

Course Duration:

1 Day

Start time 8.30am

Course Participants:


Maximum: 4 Participants




Plant Operators are required to:

  •  Be at least 18 years of age
  •  Have a minimum of 6 months experience on the item of Plant
  •  Have a valid Safe Pass Registration Card
  • Must have a minimum of six months experience in the last two years on that item of plant
  • When booking, please inform OSS Training Co-Ordinator of any particular learning difficulties

Course Objectives:

 The CSCS plant training and assessment programme enables trained construction plant operators to gain recognition for their achievements by the way of certification, and provide an opportunity for participants to demonstrate their skills, knowledge and attitudes associated with plant operations, which provides suitable certification.

Course Programme:

  • Induction
  • Skills Validation Session
  • Theory Test
  • Practical Test


On completion of the Skills Validation Session, candidates are allowed 45 minutes to undertake a multi-choice question paper.

Questions will be based on the following:

  • Legislation and Regulations
  • Employer and employee responsibilities
  • Safe working practices
  • Machine components and functions
  • Correct operating techniques
  • Road Travel (where relevant)
  • Types and Characteristics of materials and loads
  • Site Safety
  • Shut down and securing procedures

Subjects that the questions will be based on will be covered during the Skills Validation Session. To be successful on the theory test, candidates must achieve a minimum of 70% of the total available marks. Candidates who achieve a minimum of 85% will be awarded a credit.

Practical Test:

On the test the candidate will demonstrate tasks with the Artic Dumper. The tasks to be undertaken, equipment required and a sampling grading sheet is contained in Part 4 of this pack. Part 4 of this pack details the equipment and resources needed for the test and the tasks the candidate will be expected to carry out with an Articulated Dumper. The grading sheet is divided into essential items and scored marks. Scored marks allow a limited number of minor errors to be made. To succeed, the candidate must achieve all essential items and not exceed the maximum score. Candidates who score no penalty marks as well as all the essential marks will be awarded a credit. The practical test has a maximum time of 1 hour and 15 Minutes in which all tasks must be completed.