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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 The need for an EPC licence was revoked in 2011 by the Australian Federal Government to make it easier for workers to responsibly use a range of plant equipment.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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21st July 2020

Four new schools to generates hundreds of construction jobs

Four new state schools are set to be built as part of the Queensland Government's new $346 million education package, generating hundreds of construction jobs in the process. 

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27th July 2020

Construction tenders open for $550m rail upgrade

Tenders are set to open in August for the construction and design contract of the first stage of the $550 million Beerburrum to Nambour Rail Upgrade in Queensland.

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