You may be required to comply with this code if you conduct a business that involves the use of plant equipment, or have a duty to manage the risks of plant equipment in the workplace.
Plant equipment includes machinery, appliances, containers, implements and tools and any components or anything fitted or connected to those things. Plant equipment includes items as diverse as lifts, cranes, computers, machinery, conveyors, forklifts, vehicles, power tools, quad bikes, mobile plant and amusement devices.
Following this code of practice will assist you achieve compliance with your legal obligations under work health and safety laws. However, compliance with such obligations may be achieved by following another method, if it provides an equivalent or higher standard of work health and safety than that set out in this code.
Duty holders who have a role in managing the risks of plant in the workplace include:
- persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs)
- PCBU involving the management or control of fixtures, fittings or plant equipment
- designers, manufacturers, importers, suppliers and installers of plant, substances or structures