RIISAM204E Operate Small Plant and Equipment

What is RIISAM204E Operate small plant and equipment?

This Nationally recognised unit of competence was designed to ensure that operators are trained in the safe use and operation of various types of small plant and equipment.

RIISAM204E Operate small plant and equipment is designed to provide operators with the skills and knowledge required to safely operate equipment and comply with State and Territory safety legislation.

Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) Regulations state that persons conducting business undertakings (PCBU) have a legal obligation under work health and safety laws to provide their staff, visitors and contractors with a controlled workplace.

The training is customized to suit various types of equipment depending on the types used.

BEST delivers on-site training and can issue statements of attainment for the types of plant listed below provided they are available for practical assessment.

Types of small Plant

The term small plant can be applied to many types of powered equipment. Some are ride on such as mowers and small skid steers,others are hand held and walk behind such as compactors.

This unit specifically covers the use of equipment in construction and mining with regard to:

  • Compaction
  • Concreting
  • Excavation
  • Cutting
  • Maintenance equipment
  • Lifting equipment
  • Water equipment
  • Lighting equipment
  • Traffic management equipment

The training can be customised for client specific machinery requirement.

After successfully completing the RIISAM204E Operate small plant and equipment, the operator is issued with a Nationally Recognised Statement of attainment identifying the types of plant the operator has been assessed as competent to use.