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.