For over 30 years JTA has been one of Australia’s leading workplace consultancies and conducted plant risk assessments to ensure that workplaces are safe and OHS compliant. Plant is a major cause of workplace death and injury in Australian workplaces. Unsafe use, poor design or a lack of maintenance poses significant risks to workers. Managing the risks associated with plant should be part of your comprehensive OHS management plan.
At JTA we have skilled and experienced consultants who can assess all types of mobile and fixed plant to determine what risks are present in your workplace and recommend practical control measures. They keep up to date with all regulations and legislation so they can also advise you which plant needs to be on your workplace register and if any plant needs to be registered with the Authorities.
Your primary duty as an employer is to provide and maintain a safe plant as well as ensure the safe use, handling, storage and transport of plant. Covered by OHS/WHS legislation, you are required to do all that is reasonably practicable to eliminate or minimise plant risks. In order to do that, you need to be aware of what can cause harm and then put in place controls to ensure no one is at risk while they’re in your workplace.
You must also keep a record for plant that requires design or item registration including records of all tests, inspections, maintenance, commissioning, decommissioning, dismantling and alterations of the plant.