Do you need some land cleared from your property? Or perhaps you are working on a development project and you require heavy machinery that can help you carry out a variety of tasks? Whatever the case may, you’ll certainly need the services of an earthmoving company. With the help of the pros, removing, moving, or adding large quantities of soil or rock from one location to another is a piece of cake.
What is Earthmoving?
As the name implies, earthmoving (or earthworks) is the process of moving, removing, or adding soil or unformed rock as part of engineering works. Some of the most common projects that require earthmoving are the construction of roads, railway beds, causeways, dams, canals as well as commercial and residential buildings. Land grading is also another type of earthworks, which is done to reconfigure the topography of a worksite or to stabilise slopes.Pieces of heavy construction equipment are used by trained operators when doing earthworks to ensure the safety and integrity of the project.
A few years ago, the government launched the Work Health & Safety Act, which made finding jobs much easier for those who want to work for earthmoving companies and operate different kinds of heavy equipment. The Act states that a certification is no longer needed to operate an excavator and other kinds of equipment covered by the EPC.
However, while a person doesn’t need a licence or certification to use an earthmover anymore, it’s still important to ensure that they are competent and qualified for the job they wish to pursue. This is why aspiring earthmovers are encouraged to undergo training and take accredited courses that teach them the best practices when operating excavators and other equipment.
If you require the services of an earthmoving company in Tasmania, be sure to do a bit of research before hiring one. See if their workers and machine operators have the necessary training, knowledge, and experience. This way, you can rest assured that the earthworks you need to be done are carried out properly and efficiently. UTE Earthmoving has over 10 years of experience and can help with a whole range of Tasmanian earthmoving services. Find out more or arrange a site visit with one of our friendly team.