Do I Need a License to Operate an Excavator?

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If you look up WorkCover Queensland:

“Where a certificate is no longer required for EPC activities, the PCBU has a primary duty of care duty under the Act to ensure that workers are trained and competent to do this work safely.

You must give information, training, instruction or supervision to people who will use the plant. This must be done before the plant is used in your workplace.

You should include information on the types of hazards and risks the plant may pose to the person when they are carrying out these activities.

You may support this information with safe work procedures that include:

  • the correct use of guarding and other control measures
  • how to safely access and operate the plant
  • who may use an item of plant (e.g. only authorised or licensed operators)
  • how to inspect, shut-down, clean, repair and maintain the plant
  • traffic rules, rights of way, clearances and no-go areas for mobile plant
  • emergency procedures.

Training can be formal or informal, or a combination of both.

Formal training includes completing a nationally recognised course delivered by a registered training organisation for a specific type of plant, or training at an industry training school.

Informal training includes on-the-job training delivered or supervised by a competent person, or in-house job-specific training that involves the plant and associated hazards.

Training programs should be practical and ‘hands on’ and suit the needs of workers (e.g. literacy levels, work experience and specific skills required for safe use of the plant).”

All of the above should always be observed under all circumstances — which is a good reason to use All Across Earthworx if you are landscaping or earthmoving in South East Queensland

All Across Earthworx’ hard work, honesty and persistence shows in all our construction projects — and we complete our projects on time and on budget. We are committed to quality, to erosion control, to a tactical holistic, ecological and integrated approach to construction and to reducing energy consumption — and we simplify problems and always leave the site clean. Over the past 10 years, All Across Earthworx has built up an unrivalled reputation in the construction industry throughout South East Queensland for service and reliability and being cost effective.

If you would like an estimate, call All Across Earthworx today. You can always depend on us for a spirit of joint endeavour.

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