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Title: Plant Risk Assesment

Plant Risk Assessments by Australias OHS Risk
Assessment Experts
  • The first step to establishing a systematic,
    pro-active approach to managing health and safety
    in the workplace is a comprehensive plant risk
  • The legislation covering OHS requirements in the
    workplace varies across Australia. However, moves
    have been made towards a nationalised system with
    the introduction of the new Work Health and
    Safety Act 2011.
  • Although being implemented in different phases by
    the states and territories, 1 January 2012 saw
    the commencement of the legislation in
    Queensland, New South Wales, Commonwealth areas,
    the ACT and the Northern Territory.
  • Existing regulations relating to plant risk
    assessment in other states closely mirror this
    legislation, and businesses will recognise the
    need to prepare for the introduction of the new

Who requires plant risk assessments?
  • Under the Work Health and Safety Act (and
    Regulations) 2011, plant is defined to cover
    items including
  • Lifts
  • Cranes
  • Pressure equipment
  • Hoists
  • Powered mobile plant amusement structures
  • Turbines
  • Explosive-powered tools
  • Scaffolds
  • Temporary access equipment
  • Means of transportation, such as ships, boats,
    aircraft, road and rail vehicles, as well as
    manual-powered hand-held plants, are not covered
    by the regulations.
  • The new WHS Act covers any Person Conducting a
    Business or Undertaking (PCBU) involving this

Are you accountable?
  • Depending on where you are based, the new
    regulations contain broadened definitions of
    persons with health and safety duties, along with
    an increased requirement for duty holders to
    consult with others.
  • PCBUs are required to eliminate risks so far as
    is reasonably practicable. When assessing
    whether or not sufficient effort was made to
    eliminate risk, the act takes into consideration
    not only to what you know, but what
    youshould know about risks and hazards in the
  • Thorough, objective plant risk assessment on your
    own work environment can be difficult. Potential
    risks and hazards can be overlooked by
    non-professional assessors.

Broad industry experience
  • ARS has worked with clients across a diverse
    range of industries, including
  • Construction
  • Food and beverage
  • Meat production and processing
  • Logistics
  • Waste management
  • Mining
  • Air transport
  • Government
  • This diverse experience means that we understand
    the hazards associated with a wide range of
    equipment, can think laterally and know how to
    provide practical guidance on how to meet
    regulatory requirements.

Qualified advice
  • The aim of the new regulations is to provide a
    nationally consistent framework, reducing
    confusion, double handling and separate process
    development across different jurisdictions. The
    transition to operating under the new
    regulations, however, may be difficult, requiring
    consultation with an industry professional.
  • Australian Risk Services provides a range of
    other services relating to the new regulations,
    including OHS risk assessments for confined
    spaces, dangerous goods, hazardous substances,
    manual handling, working at heights and more.
  • We also offer training courses, environmental
    auditing and safety management system design.
  • For more information on plant risk assessment or
    any other services offered by ARS, contact us
  • Tag-  Plant Risk Assessment, Plant Safety