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20th April 2018

Downer has been awarded a $660 Million Contract at OZ Minerals Carrapateena Mine

Downer has been awarded a $660 million contract which will see them deliver underground mining services at OZ Minerals’ South Australian Carrapenteena copper-gold mine.    

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20th February 2018

CIMIC’s UGL Has Won a $170 Million Solar Energy Project

UGL, a CIMIC Group Company, has been awarded a $170 million contract to construct and maintain the 127MW Tailem Bend Solar Farm

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 The need for an EPC licence was revoked in 2011 by the Australian Federal Government to make it easier for workers to responsibly use a range of plant equipment.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