This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to safely operate excavator operations to lift carry and place materials. It applies to individuals working in site-based roles. We are flexible and mobile to help you meet your training needs for this course.
Conduct Civil Construction Excavator Operations
Please note that this unit alone does not provide sufficient skill to independently load and unload equipment. To perform this activity safely, individuals must either complete or be assisted by someone who has completed the Load and Unload Plant course or an equivalent qualification.
Participants must demonstrate the ability to complete the tasks outlined in the elements and performance criteria of this unit. They must demonstrate completion of excavator operations that safely, effectively and efficiently follows workplace procedures to carry out work activity on at least two occasions, and include:
- Conducting pre-start checks prior to commencing operations and shutdown procedures on completion of operations
- Driving and operating the equipment, and adjusting techniques to site conditions
- Completing operations to specification using at least two different material types and activities including bulk excavation and mixing/backfilling
- Selecting, fitting, testing, using and removing at least two attachments that are certified and approved in line with workplace procedures and could include, but are not limited to, a tilt bucket or lifting device
- Assisting with loading and unloading plant type from float/trailer
- Safely parking and securing equipment
Participants must be able to demonstrate knowledge to complete the tasks outlined in the elements and performance criteria of this unit. This includes:
- Key policies and procedures, legislation and established requirements for excavator operations, including those relating to isolation requirements, and fires, accidents and emergencies
- Key factors affecting work activities, including drawings and sketches, ground conditions and materials characteristics, including density
- Key features associated with civil construction works, including common terminology and basic earthworks calculations
The mandatory assessment must:
- Include access to excavator, attachments and personal protective equipment
- Be conducted in a safe environment in context of a work environment
- Be compliant with relevant legislation/regulation and using policies, procedures, processes and operational manuals directly related to civil infrastructure
- Confirm that consistent performance can be applied in a range of relevant workplace circumstances
If personal safety or environmental damage are limiting factors, unit assessment may occur in a simulated work environment* provided that it is realistic and sufficiently rigorous to cover all aspects of civil infrastructure workplace performance.
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