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GRADERS & SCRAPERS

Motor grader operators normally work in areas such as new sub-divisions, parking lots, airport runways, highways, country roads, and the final stages of general road construction. Like all heavy equipment operators, they require specialist skills for their equipment.

To successfully pass the assessment the operator must be able to:

  • Describe the nature of the sector of industry and their role and responsibilities as a plant operator
  • Name and explain the purpose of principal components, the basic construction, controls and terminology
  • Conform with manufacturer’s requirements as per the operator’s handbook, other types of information source and relevant regulations and legislation
  • Undertake all pre-use checks
  • Configure and set for site travel
  • Travel over rough, undulating ground and level surfaces
  • Manoeuvre in confined spaces
  • Configure and set for general grading and side-casting duties
  • Configure and set for high bank work
  • Explain actions required for hazards, underground and overhead services
  • Grade, spread and level ground and materials
  • Produce even finishes
  • Carry out shut down and securing procedures
  • Explain the loading and unloading procedures for machine transporting