limbs amputated by unguarded moving parts of machines
being crushed by mobile plant
sustaining fractures from falls while accessing, operating or maintaining plant
electric shock from plant that is not adequately protected or isolated
burns or scalds due to contact with hot surfaces, or exposure to flames or hot fluids.
Other risks include hearing loss due to noisy plant and musculoskeletal disorders caused by manually handling or operating plant that is poorly designed.
Plant includes any machinery, equipment, appliance, container, implement and tool, and includes any component or anything fitted or connected to any of those things. Plant includes items as diverse as lifts, cranes, computers, machinery, conveyors, forklifts, vehicles, power tools and amusement devices.
Plant that relies exclusively on manual power for its operation and is designed to be primarily supported by hand, for example a screw driver, is not covered by the WHS Regulations. The general duty of care under the WHS Act applies to this type of plant.
Certain kinds of plant, such as forklifts, cranes and some pressure equipment, require a licence from the WHS regulator to operate and some high-risk plant must also be registered with the WHS regulator
We can provide your business with this service on location at your depot or on site, our Plant Risk Assessments include an operational assessment of the noise emissions of the plant as well as a statement of compliance that the plant item at the time of inspection is fully operational.