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2nd August 2019

What are the best grader brands?

The best grader brands in Australia are:

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4th August 2019

Do you need a licence to operate a grader?

When it comes to operating licences for earthmoving machinery like graders there have been changes in recent times that make a yes/no answer complicated. Officially, if you are in Australia you no longer need a licence, such as an earthmoving or particular crane certification (EPC), to operate most earthmoving machines. However, it doesn’t mean you can just rock up to a worksite and hop on a grader with no experience. It does mean that you have to take the necessary steps to become a competent grader operator. As graders are a vital finishing machine on any worksite the project manager or the Person Conducting a Business or Undertaking (PCBU) are very particular with a grader operator’s experience and skills. The need for an EPC licence was revoked in 2011 by the Australian Federal Government to make it easier for workers to responsibly use a range of plant equipment. Although this then meant that a range of other management and operator responsibilities took its place to ensure the safety and productivity of the worksite.

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19th July 2019

What is a grader?

Not quite sure why you need a grader for your next project? Knowing what a grader does and what type you need is important when planning out your project - from residential projects to road constructions. The name ‘grader’ alludes to what the machine does, which is leveling the ground to a certain grade in preparation for laying asphalt or concrete on top of the area. This construction machine can also be used for the removal of snow, debris and earthmoving based on the projects’ location and requirements.Graders are almost always found on road construction, infrastructure projects and building developments, working the ground to an even level that is safe to build on. If the ground is not properly compacted and graded before construction works are undertaken the project’s structural integrity is at risk. This is why having an experienced grader operator is integral to the entire projects survival.

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