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Registration and Notification

The Occupational Health and Safety Amendment Regulations 2014 came into effect on 1 July 2014. From 1 July, you will no longer be required to register items of plant with the VWA or re-register plant every five years.

With advances in technology, the VWA is able to rely on other sources, including an extensive network of stakeholders and suppliers, for information about the location of plant in Victoria, and so the registration of plant isn't as important as it once was.

Please note: Under the OHS Act, employers must still provide or maintain plant or systems of work that are, so far as is reasonably practicable, safe and without risks to health.

An employer must ensure that any record of inspections and maintenance carried out on plant, specified in 3.5.31 of the OHS Regulations, is retained for the period that the employer had management or control of that plant.

Plant designs and designs that have been altered to the point that new control measures are necessary, must also be registered.

Under certain circumstances you must notify WorkSafe before starting some activity types.