Registration of a registrable plant - Queensland


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

  • 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)
  • pressure vessels 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, or serially produced vessels
  • building maintenance units
  • escalators
  • lifts, including escalators and moving walkways, except lifts stated in section 4(2)
  • mobile cranes with a rated capacity of greater than 10 tonnes
  • tower cranes including self-erecting tower cranes
  • concrete placement units with delivery booms
  • amusement devices covered by section 2.1 of AS 3533.1 (Amusement Rides and Devices), except class 1 structures stated in section 4(3).

All applications for plant registration must include a 'safe to operate' statement which declares that the item of plant has been inspected by a competent person and assessed by that person as being safe to operate.

A competent person who is qualified to inspect the plant equipment 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.

A certificate of registration is issued for all registered plant equipment (fixed and mobile).

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for a certificate of registration, you should obtain a Letter of Acceptance of Design for each Registrable Plant. Where applicable, reciprocal approval from other states or overseas will suffice. You will also require a 'safe to operate' statement.

If the design of the plant is not registered, drawings, calculations or a certificate is needed from a competent person stating that the machine complies with the relevant Australian Standards.


One year


31 January


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This licence cannot be transferred.

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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