Maintenance & Safe Use of Small Plant & Machinery


Power tools, generators, rollers, screeds and other small machines are basic equipment used in the everyday operation of any roading or civil contracting company. 

The proper care and correct use of such small plant enhances work practices and improves productivity.  A variety of equipment is demonstrated in this course to illustrate key principles and safety procedures. 

Small equipment can often contribute to accidents so a thorough understanding of their use is important.


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1 day course.

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Bill Evans

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$520 per person + GST

(Minimum numbers apply before a course is confirmed)

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Topics include

  • Selection of small plant and machinery
  • Function, components, maintenance of small plant
  • Pavement breakers, saws, pumps, small rollers, generators, chainsaws, vibrating plates, screeds, power rammers, etc
  • Safe operation of small plant and power tools
  • Routine inspection and servicing
  • Reservoirs, cooling, lubricating and fuel levels
  • Electrical and pneumatic systems
  • Contamination and cleaning
  • Productivity problems and wastage
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On completion of this course participants will

  • Understand the basic mechanical safety requirements of the plant
  • Operate a range of small plant safely
  • Know correct procedures for storing and utilising small plant effectively
  • Maintain and operate generators and compressors
  • Use a pavement breaker safely and effectively
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Who should attend

Both new and experienced operators.

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