What is Plant?
Plant is defined in the National Standard for Plant as
"any machinery, equipment (including scaffolding),
appliance, implement or tool and any component or fitting
thereof or accessory thereto".
provide Plant Safety Regulations, which generally accord with
the National Standard.The National Standard calls for safety
at the workplace to be dependent on two actions:
hazards - the potential to cause injury or illness
and controlling risks - the probability and consequences
of injury or illness
Employers have a significant responsibility to ensure that health
and safety issues arising from the use of Plant and equipment
in the workplace are managed and that appropriate consultation
and training is provided to ensure that hazards are identified
and control measures provided. These requirements should be met
before Plant is used for the first time or when deletions or modifications
occur to Plant, Systems of Work related to the Plant or the surrounding
Designers, Manufacturers, Installers/Erectors,
Importers and Suppliers of plant also have significant responsibilities
in controlling risks and providing prescribed information to the
person to whom the Plant is supplied.
EMP has developed media and facilitation services and training,
to assist in coping with Legislative requirements, for example,
Managers Handbook and the
Safety Records Book.
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