Construction safety focus: Hire yards

WorkSafe’s focus on plant and equipment safety in hire yards.


What it contains

The equipment hire industry supplies plant and equipment to construction sites. This document outlines how WorkSafe inspectors visit hire yards to ensure suppliers comply with occupational health and safety (OHS) laws. It explains:

  • how damaged equipment might need to be isolated from a fleet
  • the OHS duties of suppliers to provide safe equipment
  • what inspectors check when visiting hire yards
  • how equipment should be inspected and maintained between hiring