Construction plant and equipment hire yards checklist

A checklist to manage health and safety risks in plant and equipment hire yards.


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