Month: January 2018

Operating Construction Equipment and Machinery

The evolution of technology has supported many workforces in their practices for centuries. Today, we have the ability to carry out more tasks bigger, better and faster; but it’s thanks to advancing machinery and equipment rather than raw manpower alone. The construction, manufacturing and agricultural industries in particular rely on the use of heavy machinery to streamline their processes and boost business throughout the year.

The most commonly used trade equipment is earthmoving machinery such as backhoe loaders, wheel loaders, hydraulic excavators and graders. With new properties, infrastructure and land being constantly regenerated and developed, these tools allow workers to dig deep into the ground to lay foundations and construct new buildings. Machinery courses and licences to operate this equipment can be obtained in a matter of days with the right training.

Forklift trucks are abundant across factories and warehouses across the country, providing workers with the freedom to lift, move and transport heavy goods and materials around the premises. There are three main types of forklift including the standard truck, order picking forklift and high reach forklift. Elevated Training provides a range of courses to qualify you to use any or all of these machines.

Elevated work platforms have revolutionised the way we build, maintain and clean our cities and communities. Workers can be transported to great heights to carry out specific and detailed jobs on buildings, but in order to be qualified for this role; employees must undertake an elevating work platform course. Working at heights requires more risk than other construction jobs, meaning your qualifications will open up opportunities for higher rates of pay.

With so many tools and machines being used and improved every day, it’s crucial for employees to adapt and learn how to use them to secure the best paid jobs. The more licences, certifications and training you have to use these machines, the better your job prospects will be. View our courses or for more information on training please contact the team.

Construction Salaries – Could You Be Earning More?

Every construction business has its own requirements and guidelines for rates of pay, but some jobs in particular will always pay higher than others. Certain qualifications and training will also guarantee better employment opportunities and increased wages. We’ve put together a brief guide to the top salaries in the industry…

Jobs with the greatest amount of responsibility are often rewarded with high earnings, which is why it’s no surprise that project managers are among the highest paid employees in the field. With wages ranging from $90,000 to a huge $280,000 a year, it’s their job to efficiently plan and organise everything down to the tiniest detail with no room for error.

Those qualified to work with high risk equipment and in dangerous environments are also likely to secure greater pay rates due to the hazardous nature of their jobs. Crane, hoist and lift operators are a close second, with an average salary of $104,023. Other well-paid roles include air transport controllers, mining professionals and engineers, who can similar rates depending on their experience.

The good news is trade workers are now in higher demand than staff members that are qualified to bachelor degree level. But with the construction industry growing at an incredible rate in Australia, many of the workers searching for these jobs lack the relevant skills to apply. With a huge number of construction courses, licences and qualifications available in Queensland, it’s important to find the best instructors and trainers who can equip tradesmen with better skills than the competition.

Elevated Training offers a comprehensive range of courses from fully accredited instructors and facilities. As a festive gift to our new and existing customers, we are offering a special Christmas promotion to help workers in the construction industry achieve their goals through leading training services. Look out for more information soon! To learn more about the services we offer, view our all of our courses here.