Grader Hire in Coppabella, QLD 4741

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18th October 2018

North Queensland's major $330 million energy hub to deliver hundreds of jobs

Far North Queensland is in for a job boost as the State Government of Queensland announces that the FNQ Renewables Energy Hub project has been fast tracked and declared a coordinated project.

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21st November 2019

QLD set to receive massive $440 million from Federal Infrastructure Stimulus package

$440 million of federal infrastructure funding will be fast-tracked for vital Queensland projects. Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s announcement this week regarding the fast-tracking of $3.8 billion over the next four years guarantees a boost in the Australian economy and will have a positive impact on local and state-based road infrastructure and employment opportunities.

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 The need for an EPC licence was revoked in 2011 by the Australian Federal Government to make it easier for workers to responsibly use a range of plant equipment.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