What it contains

This document advises employers of their occupational health and safety duties to identify and manage risks at machinery and equipment (plant) hire yards. It provides a checklist to manage health and safety risks for:

  • pushing, pulling, heavy lifting, unstable equipment, unsafe work systems or repeated movements (manual handling)
  • using plant and equipment hazards, including mobile plant
  • using hazardous chemicals, electrical hazards and risks to workers’ hearing
  • the work environment, including lighting, heat and slips, trips or falls
  • worker certification, training, information and supervision
  • site inductions and safe work procedures
  • tools, height access equipment and personal protective equipment