Road Roller Training

Road Roller Training FITAC Health & Safety

Course Objectives

By the end of the Road Roller Training course the operator should be able to:

  • Compact on inclines.
  • Site and operate machine safely in response to given tasks.
  • Recognise defects and hazards that affect road roller motions.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of responsibilities under relevant legislation.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of compaction, frequency and amplitude.
  • Operate machine safely and correctly in accordance with manufacturers’ manual and instructions and accepted good practice.

Course Summary

  • Compact around radius
  • Relevant regulations/legislation
  • Emergency controls
  • Introduction to machine
  • Controls and instruments
  • Limitations of use
  • Refueling procedures
  • Pre-start inspection/maintenance
  • Set the roller for compaction duties
  • Maneuver in confined areas using forward and reverse direction
  • Compact different materials to given instructions
  • Compact up to supported and unsupported edges
  • Procedures when compacting on inclines
  • CSCS Theory Test Preparation


The course will consist of both theoretical and Practical exam.

Successful candidate will be issued with an RTITB certificate along with a CSCS card which is valid throughout Ireland and the UK.

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