Vally Plant Training

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Newton Farm Business Park

Ashchurch, Tewkesbury, Gloucester GL20 7BE
Vally Plant Training

Call: 0800 689 1793

Mobile: 07724 967694
Vally Plant Training

Call: 0800 689 1793

Mobile: 07724 967694

Newton Farm Business Park

Ashchurch, Tewkesbury, Gloucester GL20 7BE

NPORS Dumper Training

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NPORS Dumper Training £795.00

The aim of the NPORS Dumper Training is to Provide both theoretical and practical Dumper truck training to ensure the safe usage of the Forward Tipping Dumpers, including the safe and efficient operation of tracked or wheeled dumpers. As a result of the training you will receive the NPORS red trained operator card or the Traditional NPORS Operator Card acceptable in all industries.

Dumper Tickets and NPORS testing can be carried out Nationwide or at our test centre in Gloucester.


NPORS Dumper Ticket For Experienced Workers - £280.00

NPORS Forward Tipping Dumper Test is for operators who have received some form of training in the past and hold or have held a dumper ticket, or alternatively have been operating Dumper trucks for a number of years. If you are unsure if you qualify to go down the experienced test route please contact Vally Plant Training to discuss this in more detail. Discounts are available for multiple bookingsbook now button

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Comprehensive Dumper Training Course: Building Skills for Safe Operation

Dumper trucks play a crucial role in construction and industrial settings, transporting materials efficiently across work sites. However, operating these vehicles requires specialised knowledge, skills, and safety awareness to ensure smooth operations and prevent accidents. In this detailed course outline, we will explore the comprehensive content covered in a dumper training course, designed to equip participants with the expertise needed to operate dumpers safely and effectively.

1. Introduction to Dumpers:

  • Overview of dumper types and variations, Wheeled Or Tracked Dumpers
  • all Health and safety regulations covered
  • Understanding the purpose and function of dumpers in construction
  • Different configurations and capacities of dumpers

2. Dumper Safety Procedures:

  • Importance of safety in dumper operation
  • Pre-operational checks and inspections
  • Understanding and interpreting warning signs and labels
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements
  • Emergency procedures and protocols

3. Dumper Operation Basics:

  • Starting and stopping procedures
  • Familiarisation with controls: steering, braking, and lifting mechanisms
  • Manoeuvring on various terrain types: flat ground, slopes, and uneven surfaces
  • Handling and transporting loads safely

4. Load Handling and Dumping Techniques:

  • Proper loading techniques: filling the dumper skip evenly and securely
  • Understanding load capacity and weight distribution
  • Safe dumping procedures: positioning the dumper, raising the skip, and discharging materials
  • Preventing spills, tipping, and rollover incidents

5. Site Safety and Hazard Awareness:

  • Identifying potential hazards on construction sites
  • Working safely near pedestrians, other vehicles, and equipment
  • Recognising environmental hazards such as uneven terrain, slopes, and soft ground
  • Understanding site-specific safety protocols and regulations

6. Maintenance and Inspections:

  • Importance of regular maintenance for dumper performance and longevity
  • Daily, weekly, and monthly inspection routines
  • Lubrication points and greasing schedules
  • Identifying and troubleshooting common mechanical issues

7. Practical Hands-On Dumper Training:

  • Practical exercises in dumper operation under supervision
  • Manoeuvring in various challenging conditions: confined spaces, tight turns, slopes etc.
  • Load handling exercises: loading, transporting, and dumping materials
  • Emergency response drills: simulated scenarios to test response and decision-making skills

8. Assessment and Certification:

  • Written examination to assess theoretical knowledge
  • Practical assessment of dumper operation skills
  • Certification upon successful completion of the Dumper course


A dumper training course provides participants with the essential knowledge, skills, and confidence to operate dumpers safely and efficiently in diverse work environments. By covering topics such as safety procedures, operation techniques, load handling, site awareness, maintenance practices, and practical hands-on training, participants can enhance their proficiency and contribute to a safer and more productive workplace. Whether you’re a novice operator or an experienced professional, investing in dumper training is essential for ensuring compliance, reducing risks, and promoting excellence in construction operations. At Vally Plant Training we offer a 100% Pass rate on all novice tests or a free re-test.

Book your dumper training today, contact our customer support for all you training requirements in Gloucestershire

Why Book Your Test With VPT

  • Forward Tipping Dumper Training Available 7 days a week to suit your business requirements.
  • VPT have a team of friendly and approachable instructors, who have a wealth of knowledge of Dumper Trucks and the construction industry
  • We have our own training centre conveniently located close to the M5 junction 9, In Tewkesbury. With its own purpose-built Dumper practical training area to simulate an actual working environment
  • Our Dumper training and test packages are priced to be competitive. Discounts are available for multiple bookings
  • We can send a fully qualified NPORS Dumper Tester to your site nationwide, to reduce the amount of time away from work

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Frequently Asked Questions about Dumper Training

Curious about our dumper training courses? Here are answers to some common questions that prospective trainees often ask. If you need further details to aid your decision-making process, feel free to reach out to our customer support team for comprehensive course information.

How long does a dumper course typically take?

The duration of our dumper training courses typically ranges from one to three days. The exact length depends on your current skill level and the specific course you opt for.

What qualifications do I need to drive a dumper?

Prior to enrolling in our training, you must have passed the CITB Health, Safety and Environment test within the two years preceding your enrolment. Following that, successful completion of the NPORS training is required to obtain your trained operator card.

How much does it cost to obtain a dumper license?

The cost of acquiring a dumper license varies based on the type of license you pursue and the duration of the training. Our courses start from £280 plus VAT.

How long does a dumper license last?

NPORS Traditional cards remain valid for five years, while NPORS with the CSCS logo on cards expire two years after completing the training.

How do I apply for new updated NPORS card?

There are two ways of renewing your operator card dependant on which one you choose, for the NPORS/CSCS cards you will need to complete a relevant NVQ, Please visit our NVQ page for more information. To renew your 5 year Traditional card please read the renewal paperwork NPORS  will send to you prior to the card expiring.

What is the hourly rate for a dumper driver in the UK?

Hourly rates for dumper drivers vary depending on the location within the UK. On average, it ranges between £15 and £18 per hour.(don’t quote us on this)

How to Apply for Training

Interested in our top-notch dumper training in the South West? Contact us today to apply or receive further information. Simply fill out the contact form on our website, and we’ll reach out to schedule a discussion.

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Forward Tipping Dumper Course Duration

Experienced Worker Test: 1 day test only, maximum of 6 candidates.

Novice: 3 days training maximum of 3 candidates.

Location: Tewkesbury Training Centre

At Our Customers Site*: Our instructors travel throughout the UK To deliver dumper training

*Mileage and accommodation charges may apply

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Traditional card – lasts for 5 years and is mainly accepted with housebuilders, utilities, port and marine as proof of competence OR

NPORS card with CSCS logo – accepted by all major building contractor’s. The initial card is the RED trained operator card which lasts for 2 years and can be upgraded to BLUE competent operator card further to completion of relevant NVQ.

CSCS Health & Safety Test

If you require the NPORS Forward Tipping Dumper Red operator card with the CSCS logo on then you must have completed the operatives health and safety test within the last two years.

In house certificates: suitable as proof of operator competence accepted for insurance and HSE compliance.

NPORS Dumper Training

Dumper Variations:

  • Mini Dumper/Skip Loader
  • All sizes (excluding Mini Dumper/Skip Loader)
  • Wheeled or Tracked
  • 180 Tipping