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Load and Unload Plant



RIIHAN308F – Load and unload plant

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RIIHAN308F- Load and Unload Plant is a nationally recognised training course in Australia that focuses on the skills and knowledge required to safely and effectively load and unload a variety of plant equipment, such as cranes, excavators, bulldozers, skid steer loaders, farming machinery and all other types of heavy machinery and equipment.

This course is suitable for those who work in the construction, mining, and civil engineering industries, or anyone who is required to operate heavy machinery as part of their job.

The course covers a range of topics, including identifying and selecting appropriate plant equipment, inspecting and preparing the equipment for use, safely positioning and securing the equipment for loading and unloading, and safely loading and unloading the equipment onto transport vehicles or trailers. Participants will learn about the relevant regulations and codes of practice related to plant equipment loading and unloading, as well as the different types of lifting equipment and techniques used in the process.

By the end of this course, learners will be able to:

  • display correct signage and erect barriers to isolate work site
  • calculate volume and weight of loads
  • place and secure loads and use unloading aids
  • move plant onto and off trailer or float, halting at designated positions
  • secure plant to trailer or float
  • slackening securing devices and removing in a safe operation
  • stow loading aids correctly and secure in a suitable location.


This course is delivered either face-to-face onsite, or classroom based through a combination of theory and practical training, with a focus on hands-on learning and simulated scenarios to ensure participants have the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills in a safe and controlled environment. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to safely and efficiently load and unload plant equipment, reducing the risk of accidents, injuries, and damage to equipment.


1 Day


From $449pp


There are no pre-requisite units for this course, however, prior to performing this activity, skills and knowledge should be developed for the individual plant. This can be achieved through completing the equivalent operator unit or being assisted by someone who has this knowledge.


Upon successful completion, learners will receive a Nationally Recognised, Statement of Attainment.



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