Construction safety focus: Powered mobile plant

WorkSafe's focus on powered mobile plant safety on construction sites.


What it contains

Construction workers being hit, crushed by, or falling from powered mobile plant continues to be a leading cause of death and serious injury in the construction industry. This document outlines how WorkSafe inspectors visiting construction sites check that powered mobile plant is used safety. It explains:

  • how workers have died during workplace incidents with powered mobile plant
  • the role of employers in ensuring safety and developing a safe work statement method before high risk work begins
  • how workplaces should consult with health and safety representatives about health and safety
  • what WorkSafe inspectors look for during site visits, including safe plant, systems of work and environment
  • the role of employees in working safely