Landfill Compactor (A32)

2 - 5 days depending on experience

This CPCS training course is aimed at people who require a formal qualification for operating a Soil / Landfill Compactor.

We will conduct a learner analysis to identify the duration of training required for those with limited or no experience, whereas experienced operators can attend a two-day experienced worker course.

CPCS Soil / Landfill Compactor (A32) Course Content

Through a combination of targeted training and experience, an individual with the soil/landfill compactor will be able to:

  • Describe the nature of the sector of industry and their role and responsibilities as a plant operator
  • Name and explain the purpose of principal components, the basic construction, controls and terminology
  • Conform with manufacturer’s requirements as per the operator’s handbook, other types of information source and relevant regulations and legislation
  • Undertake all pre-use checks
  • Configure and set for site travel
  • Travel over rough, undulating ground, substantial inclines and level surfaces
  • Manoeuvre in confined spaces
  • Configure and set for spreading duties
  • Explain actions required for hazards, underground and overhead services
  • Spread and compact various discharged waste-type materials to specification
  • Explain the principles of compaction and the requirements and techniques of waste-material compaction
  • Spread and level soils for covering purposes
  • Carry out shut down and securing procedures
  • Explain the loading and unloading procedures for machine transporting

Entry Requirements

Delegates must have passed the Operatives Health, Safety and Environment Test within the last 2 years, prior to course start date.

Good understanding of spoken and written English.

This training/testing can be as test only, Experienced, intermediate or Novice.