Scraper Operations covers conducting scraper operations in the civil construction industry. It includes: planning and preparing; conducting machine pre-operational checks; operating the machine; selecting, removing and fitting attachments; relocating the machine; carrying out machine operator maintenance; and cleaning up.
The duration will vary depending on your background and experience. There is a logbook that must be completed with on-the-job training, they have 7 tasks listed in the front of the logbook that must be completed a certain number of times each, the amount of times will vary depending on your level of experience. Assessment cannot be conducted until these tasks have been completed and the assessment may take from 4 to 8 hours to complete.
This course is suitable for those who wish to operate a grader within the Resources, Construction and Infrastructure industries.
Yes - participants may be required to undergo a competency test
Successful students receive a Statement of Attainment which is recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework.
Load shifting (other than Forklift) equipment no longer are required to have a licence however an operator must still be deemed competent. Statement of Attainment received from completing this course is suitable.
A scraper is a piece of heavy equipment used for earthmoving. There are two main types of scrapers - elevated scrapers and open bowl scrapers.
Elevated scrapers are self-propelled, articulated wheeled vehicles. They have a prime mover for control and sliding floor bowl. The bowl has an elevator shaft which helps to load and unload the scraper. On most scrapers the elevator is hydraulically driven but some models have a separate power source.
Open bowl scrapers are self-propelled, articulated wheeled vehicles. They have a prime mover for power and control and a sliding floor bowl.
Standard open bowl scrapers require the assistance of a push dozer or a tandem motor (one engine drives the front wheels, while the other drives the rear wheels) to give additional power for the scraper operations. On dual powered scrapers the tractor engine should be started first.
Standard open bowl scrapers are regularly used in a 'push-pull' arrangement. This is where two or more scrapers are attached together to provide additional power. Operators may need to be familiar with tasks such as coupling, disengaging ad operating in conjunction with another unit.
Some open bowl scrapers are fitted with an auger attachment in the bowl to provide self-loading capability.