Construction safety focus: Powered mobile plant

WorkSafe’s focus on powered mobile plant safety on construction sites.
Last updated

Apr 2017

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PDF, 96.51 kB

Document length

2 pages

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