WHS Risk Assessment Process for Plant and Equipment

For a fully-compliant and modern range of assessment services look no further than the professionals at Australian Risk Services. As a part of our comprehensive risk assessment process we can provide our clients from across Australia with detailed plant risk assessments, hazard identification services and onsite risk assessment services to improve the condition, quality, safety, and security of their environment.


To ensure that our clients all receive a methodical service the WHS risk assessment process incorporates three key steps:

  • The Identification of Hazards
  • Personalised Plant risk assessments
  • Decisions on how to control and avoid hazards

Australian Risk Services assist in helping companies and businesses develop personalised plans, improvements, and schedules to ensure that their site remains as safe and secure as possible, while adhering to industry and state regulations.

Hazard identification

By definition a hazard is a situation or physical item that can cause injury, damage, or harm. While some hazards, such as split liquid, are easy to see, others are less obvious. To help our clients be fully aware of all the hazards onsite the assessors at Australian Risk Services can assist in the determining the occurrence of hazards while also providing clients with the knowledge to remove or limit the hazard.
Accredited and adhering to OHS regulations Australian Risk Services can conduct detailed and in-depth inspections of workplaces to identify and record hazards, assisting companies and businesses in developing.
Independent plant risk assessment allows you to perform a more thorough review of potential hazards in the workplace. Keeping accurate records at this stage is good practice; an OHS risk assessment expert can help you implement more effective recording systems.


Assessing risks

The best way to prevent or reduce the likelihood of hazards is through thorough risk assessment. Requiring more attention than the other steps, the assessment of risks is made up of multiple steps with each identified hazard needing:

  • An estimation of the likelihood of injury or damage occurring from contact with the hazard.
  • An estimation of the follow-on consequences from the contact with the hazard.
  • Not only limited to identifying hazards, risk assessment needs to also include knowledge of related issues that are tied to either interacting with or ignoring, hazards.

    Additionally, risk assessments must adhere to state and industry regulations and workers, making sure that anyone who may be impacted by the hazard is accounted for. This risk assessment also ensures that all persons onsite are educated about hazards and how best to address them.


    When attempting to control hazards in-depth knowledge of the regulations and legislations surrounding hazard rectification is a necessity. Australian Risk Services strive to provide our clients with the required knowledge to determine what actions they need to take to ensure that their existing control methods are correct.
    With our decades of experience, in-depth knowledge, and professionalism the team at Australian Risk Services can provide our customers from across Australia with direct and personalised risk assessment services. To begin your workplace’s risk assessment process call us today on 1300 266 172.

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    • Excavator
    • Arrow board
    • Backhoe
    • Borer
    • Bulldozer
    • Cherry picker
    • Compressor
    • Crane
    • Dump truck
    • Elevated work platform
    • EWP and EWP truck
    • Forklift
    • Fuel tanker
    • Generator
    • Grader
    • Kitchen
    • Light trailer
    • Manufacturing equipment
    • Pipe welder
    • Roller
    • Scissor lift
    • Service truck
    • Sign trailer
    • Skid steer
    • Sweeper
    • Telehandler
    • Tipper
    • Tractor and tractor attachments
    • Traffic light
    • Trailer
    • Trencher
    • Vacuum truck
    • Water pump
    • Water truck
    • Welder
    • Wood chipper

    For more information on assessments, training courses, safety system design and more, contact ARS today.