About Plant Risk
Australian Risk Services is one of the largest national plant risk assessment groups in Australia with 14 Qualified Plant Risk Assessors around the country that have extensive experience in assessing all types of mobile and fixed plant. We conduct 10, 000+ Plant Risk Assessment annually through our national team and have the most extensive intellectual property concerning plants and equipment within the country. We pride ourselves on delivering high standard plant risk assessment reports.
Who requires plant risk assessments?
We'll explain it to you!
Under the Work Health and Safety Act (and Regulations) 2011, plant is defined to cover items including:
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 equipment.
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 you should know about risks and hazards in the workplace.
Thorough, objective plant risk assessment on your own work environment can be difficult. Potential risks and hazards can be overlooked by non-professional assessors.
Benefits of assessment
Reduced incidents and injuries
Reduced chance of prosecution
More efficient business processes
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.
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.