You will require this code if your business uses any type of plant. Plant is a broad term that covers:
- amusement structures
- temporary access equipment
- implements and tools.
Most businesses involve using a type of plant. This code provides guidance as to how to protect people who use plant and what activities might pose a risk.
This code of practice is a Compliance Code. Compliance Codes are made to provide practical guidance to persons who have occupational health and safety duties or obligations.
Compliance with this code of practice is not mandatory. Failure to comply with a Compliance Code does not give rise to civil or criminal liability. However, meeting the requirements of a compliance code means that you have fulfilled your occupational health and safety duties and obligations in relation to the matters covered by the compliance code.
Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.