Conduct civil construction excavator operations

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to operate excavator operations to lift carry and place materials.This unit applies to those working in site-based roles.Licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements that apply to this unit can vary between states, territories, and industry sectors, and must be sourced from state jurisdictions prior to applying this unit.

This unit alone does not provide sufficient skill to independently load and unload equipment. To perform this activity safely, personnel must either complete or be assisting someone who has completed RIIHAN308F Load and unload plant or equivalent.

On Completion Of This Course Participants Will Have The Skills And Knowledge To:

  • Select and wear personal protective equipment required for work activities
  • Obtain, identify and implement traffic management signage requirements according to standard operating procedures and safe work practices.
  • Select required excavator equipment and/or attachments and confirm suitability for work activities.
  • Coordinate and communicate planned activities with others at the site prior to commencement of work activity.
  • Carry out prestart and start-up checks in line with workplace procedures.
  • Drive and operate excavator using techniques suited to equipment capabilities, site and work conditions, and according to workplace procedures.
  • Establish weight of load and ensure it is within safe operational limits of the machine.
  • Use lifting gear within safe working load requirements and in line with workplace requirements.
  • Position machinery and ensure stable and effective shift of materials according to work requirements.
  • Shift load safely and effectively, using hand, audible and communication signal, in line with workplace procedures.
  • Park up, shut down, secure and carry out post operational inspection of equipment in line with workplace procedures.
  • Select, fit and test attachment for the task.
  • Use attachment within design limits and in accordance with workplace procedures.
  • Remove, clean and store attachments in designated location in line with workplace procedures.
  • Prepare excavator for relocation.
  • Assist loading and unloading machine from float/trailer as required by workplace procedures
  • Conduct housekeeping activities.

Cost: $600
Duration: 1-3 days depending on experience

We are conducting courses in and around the following suburbs.

  • Melton, Rockbank, Sunbury, Sunshine, Bacchus Marsh, Melbourne.
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