Saw & Cut Concrete Training Course

Saw and Cut Concrete Pavements to initiate planned cracks


This course is designed for students to gain the skills and qualifications to Saw and Cut concrete for the Civil Construction, Mining, Building, Facilities and Asset Management industries. We offer competitive pricing on all our courses and are happy to negotiate where more than one course or more than one student will be completing the course.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) can be offered providing suitable evidence is supplied. Discuss this with our support staff prior to beginning the course. Upon completion of the course you will be provided with a Photo identification card detailing your qualifications and a certificate demonstrating a Statement of Attainment (SOA)

Foundation Skills required

This section describes those pre-requisite language, literacy, numeracy and employment skills that are essential to performance.


Identifies and interprets information from workplace procedures, documentation, legislation and regulations


Uses equipment operating capacity schedule to confirm safe weight load limits

Course Outline

1. Plan and prepare to saw and cut concrete pavements to initiate planned cracks
1.1 Access, interpret and apply initiation of planned cracks in concrete pavements documentation and ensure the work activity is compliant
1.2 Obtain, read, interpret, clarify and confirm work requirements
1.3 Identify and address potential risks, hazards and environmental issues, and implement control measures
1.4 Select and wear correct personal protective equipment appropriate for work activities
1.5 Identify, obtain, confirm and implement signage and barrier requirements
1.6 Select and check for faults to plant, tools and equipment
1.7 Identify, address and report environmental issues
1.8 Mark out saw-cuts in accordance with specifications
2. Select and operate concrete saw
2.1 Select concrete saw consistent with needs of job and in accordance with standard work practice
2.2 Check equipment for serviceability and safety, and report faults
2.3 Identify potential hazards and implement control measures for safe placement of hoses
2.4 Assess concrete for optimum timing of saw-cut
2.5 Connect hoses to tool and cover trip hazards
2.6 Use concrete saw safely and effectively in application processes and ensure correct storage when not in use
2.7 Saw and cut to correct dimensions
2.8 Clean out and protect open cut
2.9 Complete written saw cutting records
2.10 Monitor movements and hazards and identify and communicate changes to the work environment during the work process

3. Clean up
3.1 Clear work area and dispose of, reuse or recycle materials
3.2 Clean, check, maintain and store machinery, tools and equipment