Plant & Equipment

WHS legislation requires risks to be managed with installation, assembly, construction, commission, use, cleaning, and maintenance, decommission and dismantling of plant and equipment.

Silverback Pty Ltd will ensure that plant and equipment are used only for their designed purpose and within the manufacturer specified limitations. Competent persons (such as a licensed engineer or manufacturer representative with sufficient skills and experience) will conduct risk assessments where plant may be required to perform outside of its intended scope.

Silverback Pty Ltd will ensure that all plant and equipment bought onto site are without risks as far as is practicable. Silverback Pty Ltd will seek information from the designer/manufacturer in relation to risks associated with the plant so these can be assessed and controlled during this project.  Where plant is hired/leased or owned by a subcontractor, the persons with management and /or control of the plant must provide the equivalent safety information before the plant/equipment is used on site.

A register of all plant /equipment used for this project will be maintained using Plant & Equipment Register / Maintenance Log (Appendix K) (and in Silverback Pty Ltd – approved formats for submission by subcontractors). Silverback Pty Ltd will ensure all operators have required training and licensing and plant is registered with the Regulator where required. Details of training and licensing will be recorded in Worker Training, Competency & Induction Register (Appendix O).

Hazard Identification: An inspection of plant/ equipment will be conducted to identify hazards before being used for the first time as part of this project.  (Insert names of person/s) will be conducting inspections before work begins using the “Plant Hazard Checklist” provided in (Appendix P: Part 1 & Part 2).

The Plant & Equipment Hazard Register (Appendix Q) will be reviewed (Insert time period for review) by(insert name of person responsible) and updated with newly identified hazards as needed.

Risk Assessment & Control: For plant and tasks associated with the plant, that require straightforward controls a Risk Assessment will not be completed. For tasks/plant that are more complex, a Risk Assessment will be completed using the Risk Management processes outlined in the WHSMP. A SWMS for all “High Risk Tasks” involving plant will be developed and implemented.

Specific controls in relation to Powered Mobile Plant will be documented in SWMS and will include:

  • Control of:
    • Roll-over risks
    • Items falling onto operators
    • Items being ejected from plant
    • Plant colliding with other plant and /or pedestrians
    • Ejection of fluid under pressure

Controls will also include matters specific to the Powered Mobile plant, such as operator protective devices, ROPS, SWL, seating, protection for permitted passengers, attachments, etc. The identification and control of these matters will be documented in Plant Hazard Checklist – powered mobile plant (Appendix Q)

Risk controls will be maintained to ensure they are suitable for the task, installed/used correctly and they remain effective for the duration of the task. (Insert name of responsible person) will be responsible for monitoring risk controls for plant and tasks associated with plant.

Competent persons, who are deemed to have the skills and experience and/or formal qualifications, to conduct the inspection/maintenance, will conduct the maintenance and inspection of plant. The persons responsible for inspection/maintenance of items of plant will be recorded in the Plant & Equipment Register / Maintenance Log (Appendix N).

Inspections/ Maintenance on all plant will be conducted on a regular basis as instructed by the manufacturer, and at least annually. Results of the maintenance/inspection will be recorded on the individual logbook for the plant and summarised in the Plant & Equipment Register / Maintenance Log (Appendix N).

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