load and unload plant

Course Overview

On 1 October 2018, the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) was amended to provide that EVERY PARTY in the heavy vehicle transport supply chain has a duty to ensure the safety of their transport activities.

The loading and unloading of plant from a transporter must be handled carefully to ensure the safety of workers in the area and the integrity of the plant. This course covers preparing plant for loading, including applicable permits and securing the equipment. You will go through the process of moving plant and unloading it safely.

Course Outline:   

  • Loading for Transport (Load Restraint Guide)
  • General Principles of Load Restraint
  • Restraining Loads on Vehicles
  • Calculating Restraint Requirements
  • Securing Equipment
  • Types of restraint
  • Lashing points
  • Loads secured using correct load restraint

Course Inclusions:

  • Training will be conducted by one of our experienced trainer / assessors who have resource industry currency and supported by a strong knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations and industry standards.
  • Practical and theoretical activities drive the training experience to ensure that the training is engaging, interesting and relevant.
  • 8 hours of training. Up to 12 trainees per course. A typical course runs from 07:30-15:30

Participants must

Be at least 16 years of age

Equipment requirements

For our site, we supply all the equipment for the course.

For our public courses at our purpose-built training facility trainees must provide:



Appropriate clothing, closed-in footwear.


Students who are assessed as competent will receive a Statement of Attainment recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework. This certification is nationally recognised. The Statement is issued by Australian Operator Training (RTO 41351).

National units of competency

RIIHAN308F Load and unload plant

Course Duration

1 day


$325.00 pp for public courses.

For group bookings outside our public course schedule or at your location, please contact our office on 07 49822541