Bitumen Plant and Tanker Operator

Overview

The operation of bitumen tankers, sprayers, bitumen storage and blending plants demands a basic knowledge of the properties of bitumen and associated products and adherence to strict safety procedures.

Production is improved if operators have the appropriate advanced knowledge and skill to accurately and safely use plant and equipment.

Quality is maintained by bitumen product knowledge, adherence to handling procedures, accurate blend and calculation and careful record keeping.

This course is a "follow-on" from the awareness level Bitumen - Basic Safety course and is designed specifically for hands-on operators. It is a pre-requisite for the Bitumen Sprayer Operator course.

 

Click here to Submit an enquiry regarding this course

Click here to register your interest for this course and we will contact you when we get a course running in your area.

Back to top

Length

1 day course.

Back to top

Facilitator

Barry Gundersen

Back to top

Cost

$520 per person + GST
 or
$795 per person + GST to attend two consecutive days
(ie: Bitumen Plant and Tanker Operator followed by the Bitumen Sprayer Operator course)

(Minimum numbers apply before a course is confirmed)

Back to top

Topics include

  • Bitumen, additives, polymers, emulsions
  • Safe operation of fixed plant
  • Code of Practice for the Safe Handling of Bituminous Materials used in roading
  • Loading, blending, heating and transferring
  • Transfer hose safety and complieance
  • Plant maintenance
  • Storage and transportation
  • Dangerous goods classification & labelling
  • Measurement and control
  • Safe tanker operation
  • Sampling and documentation
  • Calculation of blends
  • Record keeping
  • Plant maintenance safety
Back to top

On completion of this course participants will

  • Understand the nature of bitumen products and safe operating procedures
  • Understand plant for handling and transporting bitumen safely
  • Understand ancillary plant functions, capacities and capabilities
  • Identify plant safety and on-road responsibilities when using bitumen
  • Understand blend calculations, measurements and documentation
  • Safely undertake bitumen sampling
  • Understand risks associated with plant maintenance
Back to top

Who should attend

Persons who have completed their training for bitumen safety awareness and who wish to acquire specialist knowledge for operating bitumen plants and road tankers. Also experienced operators who wish to update their skills and/or qualifications, will find this course appropriate.

Back to top

Presenter information

Barry Gundersen has over 38 years engineering and management experience in the road surfacing industry on both sides of the Tasman. He was National Technical Manager for Bitumix (NZ) for 15 years before setting up his own consultancy in 1995, specialising in road surfacings. Barry has been a visiting lecturer at Auckland University for 12 years and also runs training courses for the Australian Asphalt Pavement Association.

Back to top

Pre-requisite for attendance

Participants must have completed the Bitumen - Basic Safety course (within the last five years) prior to attending this course.

Back to top
Contact us about this course Register online