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14th September 2018

Civmec Expansion to Bolster Economy in Hunter Valley NSW

Hunter Valley residents are in for a job and wage growth injection as Civmec continues to roll out operations at its brand new East Coast facility in Tomago, 20 minutes north of Newcastle.

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9th December 2018

Construction in Sydney is booming - here’s what it means for Plant Hire companies!

Infrastructure development is booming across New South Wales and with the WestConnex, Western Sydney Airport, Sydney Metro Stage 2 & 3, and Cross City Tunnel all in their early phases, there are still a few good years of guaranteed work to come.

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 The need for an EPC licence was revoked in 2011 by the Australian Federal Government to make it easier for workers to responsibly use a range of plant equipment.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