Safety

Do you need a license to operate an excavator?

If you’re looking to hire an excavator, you don’t need a specific license – however, you do have to be deemed a competent operator. The responsibility for this falls onto what Safe Work Australia refers to as a PCBU or person conducting a business or undertaking.

The need for specific licenses for every machine was abolished by workplace health and safety regulators nearly ten years ago. These days, if you are operating any of the following machinery which is classed as EPC (earthmoving and particular crane), you don’t need a specific license.

This equipment includes common earthmoving machinery such as excavators, loaders and graders.

Earthmoving equipment that does not

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What safety means to me: Gavin Atkinson

At Orange Hire, we’re proud of our people and their commitment to safety. In this article, our Brisbane Workshop Manager Gavin explains how working safely is an ingrained part of the culture at Orange Hire.

Why is safety important to you from a personal perspective?

Outside of work, my wife and I are very physically active people. I would be devastated if a workplace accident was to impact that.

What kind of things does Orange Hire encourage, celebrate and acknowledge to ensure everyone has a focus on safety?

Orange Hire encourages all employees to have input on safety observations every morning during pre-start meetings. We like to pick the top Read more

What safety means to me with Natasha Haddad

At Orange Hire, we’re proud of our people and their commitment to safety. In this article, our Assets Coordinator Natasha explains how working safely is an ingrained part of the culture at Orange Hire.

What safety means to me

I believe safety is about understanding the risk and making an informed choice. We take safety risks all the time: surfers and open water swimmers risk shark attacks, rock climbers and hang gliders risk falling, sports players risk injury. Ultimately, safety has its roots in ownership. Safety is a choice that ultimately rests on the individual.

Companies have a responsibility to provide the necessary information, encourage safe behaviour, provide a safe Read more

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What our happy customers say

We promise fast, safe, professional and friendly service – here’s what some of our customers have to say:

  • Peter
    Peter
    Hazell Bros Group

    I’m very happy with the service from Orange Hire. The quality of the plant… I wouldn‘t change anything..

  • George
    George
    Mack Civil

    You guys have done a great job and have come a long way in the past few years.

  • Stephen
    Stephen
    JNC Group

    The team is very super friendly, nothing is ever a problem and issues are dealt with in a timely manner.