Load and Unload (inc Load Restraint)

Are you involved in loading, restraint and unloading of plant on trailers/floats?

RIIHAN308F 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.

This course further includes the non-accredited module of restraining plant and equipment.

This part of the course will cover:

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 Outcomes

  • On completion of the course you will be able to:
  • Prepare to load and unload plant
  • Load the plant in line with established requirements
  • Unload the plant in line with established requirements
  • If successful you will receive a Statement of Attainment

Course Duration

This course is one (1) day.

Entry Requirements


Entrants will need to hold a ticket in the piece of plant equipment you will be loading.

Entrants will need a level of language and literacy skills to enable them to meet the requirements of the course. Civil Train recommends year 10 school completion or equivalent as a guide to the level required for short courses.

Language. Literacy and Numeracy skills required for this course include:
• Identifying and interpreting relevant information from workplace procedures, documentation, legislation and regulations
• Identifying and comprehending relevant mathematical information in relation to equipment operating capacities

Delivery & Assessment

This course is delivered and assessed face to face.
There are theory and practical training and assessment components to the course.


Public courses are scheduled frequently in Adelaide.
Civil Train can come to your worksite to deliver training to a group of employees – please contact the office for a quote.

Fees Breakdown

Please refer to our Fees Schedule for current fees and subsidies.

Please refer to our Fees and Refunds Policy for terms and conditions.

Personal Protective Equipment

Enclosed, safety footwear, long pants and long- sleeved shirts with hi-vis are required. Other sites may have other requirements which will be confirmed at the time of booking. Failure to wear correct PPE may prevent the participant from completing the practical training and/or assessment.

Date Time Location Full Fee Cost Enrolling Myself Enrolling Someone Else
2 June 2022 08:00 am - 04:00 pm Civil Train - Unit 2 16-18 Tikalara, Regency Park, SA, 5010 $325.00
8 September 2022 08:00 am - 04:00 pm Civil Train - Unit 2 16-18 Tikalara, Regency Park, SA, 5010 $325.00
6 October 2022 08:00 am - 04:00 pm Civil Train - Unit 2 16-18 Tikalara, Regency Park, SA, 5010 $325.00
10 November 2022 08:00 am - 04:00 pm Civil Train - Unit 2 16-18 Tikalara, Regency Park, SA, 5010 $325.00
1 December 2022 08:00 am - 04:00 pm Civil Train - Unit 2 16-18 Tikalara, Regency Park, SA, 5010 $325.00

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