Safety first with Australian Risk Services
Plant Risk Assessment Services
At Australian Risk Services our highly-skilled and fully-qualified team of on-site assessment professionals take pride in our comprehensive and targeted approach. Our years of hands-on experience and training have taught us that no two plants or industrial sites are the same. With this in mind we conduct highly-detailed inspections of our client’s properties from top to bottom to ensure that they conform with current OHS safety standards and regulations.
Through extensive usage both plants and heavy equipment can be damaged through overuse, misuse, or as a direct consequence of an accident. If left overlooked or unattended these faults can become major and expensive headaches that can lead to serious injury and litigation. To help you prevent these scenarios from becoming a reality the fully-qualified team at Australian Risk Services can conduct detailed and industry-compliant plant risk assessments to ensure that your site is as safe as possible.
By securing the services of our assessment team business owners can see a number of benefits including a more ordered working environment, a higher safety profile, increased protection of employees, safe machinery, and an increased understanding of the latest standards and regulations.
Melbourne's OHS Risk Assessment Experts
Australian Risk Services are Melbourne’s OHS risk assessment experts, being well-versed in the differing regulations throughout the country. While the legislation regarding OHS requirements varied throughout Australia, a nationalised system is slowly coming to fruition with the introduction of the new Work Health and Safety Act in 2011.
This legislation closely matches much of the existing regulations in states throughout Australia, although businesses should still prepare for the upcoming regulations. Australian Risk Services can assist, ensuring you meet the Victorian OHS requirements.
Who requires plant risk assessments?
Plant risk assessments apply to various items including:
- Pressure equipment
- Powered mobile plant amusement structures
- Explosive-powered tools
- Temporary access equipment
If any of the above are used by your business, you will require a plant risk assessment to ensure the safety of your plant. Ships, aircraft, road and rail vehicles are not covered by these regulations. It is important to note that the Work Health and Safety Act covers any “Person Conducting a Business or Undertaking” using any of the aforementioned equipment. These regulations may contain wide definitions of individuals who have health and safety duties, with greater responsibility placed on duty holders to consult with others. Under the regulations, PBCUs must eliminate risks to a reasonable degree.
Due to the intricacies of the regulations, a professional plant risk assessment conducted by Australian Risk Services is necessary to ensure nothing is missed.
Benefits of assessment
Conducting a thorough plant risk assessment offers a host of benefits to businesses, including:
- Reduced chance of injuries or other incidents, and therefore reduced chance of prosecution or litigation
- Can streamline businesses processes, allowing for improved efficiency
- Improved safety presents your business as a more attractive option to potential investors, partners and customers
- Machinery can be kept up-to-date and efficient
- Allows for better employee training and assessment by improving the knowledge of managers
- Improve your business’s standards by learning about best practice from an industry expert
- Update your knowledge of the latest regulations and your compliance requirements
Australian Risk Services have worked with clients across a diverse range of industries, including:
- Food and beverage
- Meat production and processing
- Waste management
- Air transport
Our thorough understanding of the different hazards associated with a wide variety of equipment and types of industries allows us to see the big picture, think laterally and provide practical guidance as to how your business can meet regulatory requirements.
The systemic, new regulations are intended to reduce confusion and provide a consistent standard of safety throughout the country. However, transitioning to these new regulations may be difficult, necessitating a visit from Australian Risk Services. Our services include WHS/OHS risk assessments for small spaces, hazardous goods and substances, manual handling, working at heights and more. Additionally, ARS provide 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 today.