Roller Compactor – Operation & Safety

7 modules


Course Length
2 hours

Edumine Courses

26 May 2021



In the mining industry and on construction sites, the Roller Compactor stands out for its ruggedness and utility. It has tremendous power to compact dirt, gravel, and stone better than other types of equipment. It's tough to beat the Roller Compactor for this type of work.



Vista Training


Overall Course Specifications:

Estimated length of training program: 1 hour + final test

Number of test questions: 19

Printable Certificate of Completion: Yes

Final Exam Feedback report: Yes

Version: v1.0.0H5


Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Become familiar with the roller compactor components and controls
  • Understand operator responsibility and safety precautions when working with a roller compactor
  • Help reduce operating and maintenance costs
  • Learn the basic operating skills required of a roller compactor



Course Content

Lesson 1: Introduction

  • Provides an overview of the topics covered in the course
  • Describes the importance of compaction
  • Describes operator responsibility and the importance of awareness when working with the roller compactor
  • Identifies warning labels, stickers, and decals

Lesson 2: Getting to Know Your Roller Compactor

  • Identifies key components of the roller compactor
  • Identifies controls and describes their usage
  • Identifies the monitoring system, instrumentation, and gauges

Lesson 3: Pre-use and Post-use Inspection

  • Describes required personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Explains how to safely perform pre-use and post-use checks on the roller compactor

Lesson 4: Operation

  • Explains the start-up, parking, and shut-down procedures
  • Describes ground drive controls
  • Explains basic operating skills, such as the importance of monitoring gauges, how to steer the machine, how to operate the vibratory controls, and how to perform an emergency stop

Lesson 5: Operating Tasks

  • Explains how to establish a work pattern for a typical compacting job
  • Explains how to operate on slopes
  • Explains the basics of vibratory compacting
  • Describes how to monitor soil compaction
  • Explains how to use the leveling blade
  • Explains refueling best practice

Final Exam – 19 question exam with incorrect response feedback


Recommended Background

Although we recommend that you take the following prerequisite courses, this course is suitable for anyone with an interest in equipment operation and safety.

  • Recommended prerequisite courses:
    • Heavy Equipment – Introduction and Safety 
    • Heavy Equipment – Pre-Use Inspection


About This Course
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Getting to Know Your Roller Compactor
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Pre-use and Post-use Inspection
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Operating Tasks
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Final Exam
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