Plant Operations Training Course

Support plant operations


This unit describes a participant’s skills and knowledge required to support plant operations in Civil construction.

This unit is appropriate for those working in an assistant role.

Licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements that apply to this unit can vary between states, territories, and Industry sectors. Relevant information must be sourced prior to application of the unit.

Course Outline

1. Plan and prepare for supporting plant operations

1.1 Access, interpret and apply plant operations documentation, and ensure the work activity is compliant

1.2 Obtain, read, interpret, clarify and confirm work requirements

1.3 Identify, obtain and implement traffic signage requirements

1.4 Identify and address potential risks, hazards and environmental issues, and implement control measures

1.5 Select and wear personal protective equipment appropriate for work activities

1.6 Obtain and interpret emergency procedures, and be prepared for fire/accident/emergency

2. Identify and protect services

2.1 Locate services from plan

2.2 Locate, and advise operators of service markers

2.3 Expose, mark services, and erect barriers to prevent damage

3. Support the operators

3.1 Identify and alert operator of unsafe conditions or potential damage to property

3.2 Check pegs and levels and give advice to machine operator for compliance with job requirements

3.3 Deliver or relocate materials, and check for quality and quantity

3.4 Direct delivery plant/trucks to required location for loading/unloading

3.5 Provide guidance to operator for spreading materials to specified levels

3.6 Provide guidance to operator for compaction of materials in layers

3.7 Finish excavation jobs by hand to specifications

3.8 Complete written and verbal reporting requirements

4. Conduct housekeeping activities

4.1 Clear work area and dispose of, or recycle, materials

4.2 Clean and maintain condition of equipment, ensure suitability for use, and address/report issues

4.3 Manage/report hazards, and maintain a safe working environment

4.4 Process written records


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