Grader Hire in Penrith, NSW 2750

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23rd November 2018

$1.3 billion Sydney Metro construction contract awarded to CPB

CIMIC subsidiaries, CPB Contractors and UGL, have been selected by the NSW Government to deliver the ‘Line-wide works package’ in support of the Stage Two Sydney Metro City & Southwest project, pinned as Australia’s grandest public transport project.

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7th December 2018

WestConnex reaches halfway mark

Construction of WestConnex, which the City of Sydney Council has recently estimated to cost over $45 billion, is fast approaching the halfway mark as we near the end of 2018.

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 The need for an EPC licence was revoked in 2011 by the Australian Federal Government to make it easier for workers to responsibly use a range of plant equipment.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