This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to spread and compact materials manually in civil construction, including conducting compaction machine operational checks, directing vehicles and materials, directing machine operator to spread materials and operating mechanical compaction equipment. It applies to those working in operational roles. They generally work under supervision to undertake a prescribed range of functions involving known routines and procedures and take some responsibility for the quality of work outcome




 The course covers the following:

  • Course objectives
  • Spread and compact materials manually
  • Site policies and procedures
  • Conduct routine checks of compaction plant and equipment
  • Routine checks
  • Conduct basic field testing
  • Material identification
  • Moisture testing
  • Types of moisture testing
  • Simple field test
  • Practical field test
  • Directing delivery plant and trucks
  • Safety when directing material delivery
  • Shut down compaction material
  • Post operational checks
  • Reporting faults
  • Clean up after work
  • Clearing the work area



90 minutes  CPD