Load and Unload Plant

RIIHAN308F – Load and unload plant


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


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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Why is Proper Load and Unload of Plant Equipment Important?

Properly loading and unloading plant equipment is crucial for several reasons. It ensures the safety of workers, prevents damage to the equipment, and minimizes the risk of accidents during transportation. Additionally, correct loading techniques help maintain the structural integrity of the plant machinery, reducing maintenance costs and extending its lifespan. Adhering to load and unload best practices also helps companies avoid fines and legal liabilities related to safety violations.

What Types of Plant Equipment Does RIIHAN308F Cover?

RIIHAN308F Load and Unload Plant training is applicable to a wide range of plant equipment, including but not limited to excavators, bulldozers, cranes, loaders, graders, and various industrial machinery used in construction, agriculture, and other industries.


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