Plant item registration - Queensland


You will need to register with the agency if you manage or control any of the following items of plant:

  • pressure vessels - pressure equipment, other than pressure piping, and categorised as hazard level A, B or C according to the criteria in section 2.1 of AS 4343:2005 (pressure equipment - hazard levels), except gas cylinders, LP gas fuel vessels for automotive use, serially produced vessels or pressure equipment excluded from the scope of AS / NZS 1200:2000 stated in section 4(1)
  • concrete placing booms
  • mobile cranes with a rated capacity of greater than 10 tonnes
  • tower cranes including self-erecting tower cranes
  • amusement devices covered by section 2.1 of AS 3533.1:2009 (Amusement Rides and Devices - Design and construction), except devices and structures stated in section 4(3)
  • lifts and escalators and moving walkways
  • building maintenance units
  • boilers categorised as hazard level A, B or C according to the criteria in section 2.1 of AS 4343:2005 (Pressure equipment - Hazard levels).

A certificate of registration will be issued for all registered plant (fixed and mobile).

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

Most applications for plant registration must include a 'safe to operate' by a competent person. This person will make a declaration that the item of plant has been inspected and assessed as being safe to operate. This applies unless a more detailed inspection is required.

A competent person who is qualified to inspect plant for the 'safe to operate' statement must have:

  • educational or vocational qualifications in an engineering discipline relevant to the plant to be inspected (except for inflatable amusement devices with platform height less than 9m)
  • knowledge of the technical standards relevant to the plant to be inspected.


1 year


31 January


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Transfer process


If the plant is to be sold interstate, scrapped or decommissioned, no transfer is required. However, your regional office must be notified and there must be no improvement notices or prohibitions against the plant.

Administering agency

Office of Industrial Relations

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland

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