Grader Hire in East Maitland, NSW 2323

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2nd August 2019

What are the best grader brands?

The best grader brands in Australia are:

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15th October 2018

Thiess nabs major $1.2 billion, 300 job contract at Mt Arthur, Hunter Valley

Thiess has won a 5-year, $1.2b contract for mining services at Mt Arthur, in the Hunter Valley, that is anticipated to create around 300 jobs.

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 The need for an EPC licence was revoked in 2011 by the Australian Federal Government to make it easier for workers to responsibly use a range of plant equipment.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