N214 – Road Roller

Receive an NPORS Operator Card after being assessed to operate a Road Roller. Includes loading, unloading, set-up and how to manoeuvre the vehicle.




To provide you with a thorough understanding of the relevant operational and safety requirements applicable to Road Roller operators, working in the construction industry and allied environments.

Experienced Worker Test,
upon successful completion the candidate will be able to:


Confirm with Manufacturer’s requirements as per the operators handbook, other types of information source and the relevant regulations and legislation.
Undertake all pre-use checks.
Configure and ready for site travel.
Travel over rough, undulating ground, substantial inclines and level surfaces.
Manoeuvre in confined spaces.
Configure and set for compacting duties.
Explain actions required for hazards, underground and overhead services.
Compact loose granular materials to specification.
Compact in straight lines and around radii.
Compact supported and unsupported edges.
Explain the principles, requirements and techniques of good compaction.
Carry out shut down and securing procedures.
Explain the loading and unloading procedures for machine transporting.

Course Content


Gaining a basic understanding of the industry, the dangers of working in the industry and responsibilities as a plant operator.
Learning a working knowledge of the manufacturer’s handbook for the particular machine to be used.
Being able to locate and identify the major components of the machine and explain their functions.
Being able to locate and identify key controls and explain their functions.
Conducting all pre-operational checks in accordance with manufacturer’s and legislative requirements.
Identifying and maintaining PPE appropriate for Roller use.
Preparing the Roller for use and operate machinery safely and efficiently.
Conducting all necessary safety checks at the work area.
Operating machinery safely and efficiently
Environmental considerations
Demonstrating knowledge and understanding of loading and unloading procedures for machine transportation
Carrying out all end of shift and shut down procedures.

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