Plant Risk Assessment Australia Wide

Australian Risk Services have many years of experience providing plant risk assessments for clients across many different industries. The risk assessments are performed based on the WHS Regulations 2011, which lays out businesses’ responsibilities with concerns to plant safety.

In addition, the code of practice provides practical guidance on how people can meet the requirements of the WHS Regulations 2011. The aim of the Regulations is to protect people against the risks of plant and associated systems of work can pose to their health or safety at work. It is important to be informed of and stay up-to-date with any changes in the Regulations.

Australian Risk Services can conduct plant risk assessments for a wide variety of small machinery, from forklifts and scissor lifts to wood chippers and drill pressers, as well as larger manufacturing plants for the food and construction industries. Working together with the client, we can identify the risks in your factory or workshop and recommend the best way to remove or reduce the hazard.

We also provide training for your management so they can assess and manage the risks in working with your plant and machinery. For more information on these courses, please get in touch with use via email or telephone.


Plant is defined in the Regulations to cover items such lifts, cranes, pressure equipment, machinery, hoists, powered mobile plant, amusement structures, lasers, turbines, explosive-powered tools, scaffolds and temporary access equipment. The regulations do not cover ships, boats, aircraft, road and rail vehicles, hand-held plant, which relies exclusively on manual power for its operations. This code of practice only deals with the types of plant covered by the Regulations.


The Regulations require the identification of hazards, assessment of risks and control of risks posed by plant and associated systems of work. The regulations apply to designers, manufacturers, importers and suppliers of plant, employers and self-employed persons. The code explains what these processes mean and how they can be performed by designers and employers.


Australian Risk Services has conducted an extensive range of risk assessments covering; Excavators, Eductors, Forklifts, Backhoes, Trucks, Garbage trucks (front, rear and side lift), Street Sweepers, Ride on Mowers, Scissor Lifts, Cranes all types, Bob Cats, Rammers, Water Trucks, Generators, Floor Grinders, Jack Hammers, Chain Saws, Portable Traffic Lights, High Pressure Water Cleaners, Wackers, Ride on Tandem Rollers, Concrete Mixers, Front End Loaders, Dingo Excavators, Tip Trucks, Tractor Booms, Wicket Rollers, Tankers, Easement Reels, Power Pruners, 4Wheel Drive Loaders, Crate Washers, Milk Packaging Machinery, Filling Machines, Boilers, Pressure Vessels, Ice Cream Making Machinery, Yoghurt Manufacturing equipment, Elevated Work Platforms, Wood Chippers, Stump Grinders, Leaf Vacuums Industrial Vehicles, Cardboard Packing Machines, Abattoir Slaughtering Equipment, Dust Vacuums, Conveyors, Mining Jumbos, Pylon Rig, Plastic Moulding Equipment, Racking, Air Compressors, Light Towers, Concrete Saws, Lathes, Drill Press, Grinders, Pedestal Drills, Power Tools, and many more….

Clients work has been conducted for:

  • John Holland
  • CityWide
  • Brambles
  • Cleanaway
  • Hella Australia
  • Murray Goulburn
  • Coca Cola
  • Dairy Farmers
  • Classic Foods
  • Beads Foods
  • Toll Holdings
  • Total Care Logisics
  • SeaRoad Logistics
  • Patrick Corporation
  • Cobsa International
  • GBS Gold and many more
  • Confined spaces risk assessment
  • Dangerous goods risk assessment
  • Hazardous substances risk assessment
  • Manual handling risk assessment
  • Plant risk assessment
  • Working at heights risk assessment

Chemical Risk Assessment
Plant Safety Training
Operational Risk Management