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Specific Plant & Equipment Obligations
Use of Plant
Section 9 Duties of employers
(1) An employer must, in respect of each employee employed by the employer, ensure so far as is reasonably practicable that the employee is, while at work, safe from injury and risks to health and, in particular, must –
(a) provide and maintain so far as is reasonably practicable –
(i) a safe working environment; and
(ii) safe systems of work; and
(iii) plant and substances in a safe condition; and
(b) provide facilities of a prescribed kind for the welfare of employees at any workplace that is under the control or management of the employer; and
(c) provide any information, instruction, training and supervision reasonably necessary to ensure that each employee is safe from injury and risks to health.
Design/Manufacture/Supply of Plant
Section 14 Duties of designers, manufacturers, importers, suppliers and installers
(1) A person who designs, manufactures, imports or supplies any plant or structure for use at a workplace must so far as is reasonably practicable –
(a) ensure that the design and construction of the plant or structure is such that persons who use the plant or structure properly are not, in doing so, exposed to risks to their health and safety; and
(b) when the plant or structure is supplied, ensure that adequate information is supplied in respect of –
(i) any dangers associated with the plant or structure; and
(ii) the conditions necessary to ensure that persons using the plant or structure properly are not, in doing so, exposed to risks to their health and safety.
(2) A person who manufactures, imports or supplies any substance for use at a workplace must ensure so far as is reasonably practicable that adequate toxicological data, and information concerning potential risks to health and safety, in respect of the substance as is relevant to the safe use, handling, processing, storage, transportation and disposal of the substance, is provided with the substance when the substance is supplied.
(3) A person who installs any plant or structure for use at a workplace or installs a temporary public stand must ensure so far as is reasonably practicable that it is installed so that persons who use the plant, structure or temporary public stand properly are not subjected to any risks to their health or safety that arise from, or are increased by, the way in which the plant, structure or temporary public stand is installed.
"structure" includes a component or fitting
The hazard identification, risk assessment and control process is embedded in the following clauses:
17 Hazards and risks in workplace
18 Risk assessment
19 Control of risk
20 Provision of information
Safe Use of Plant
26A A person must not use an item of plant for a purpose other than a purpose for which it was designed.
The following section outlines specific plant provisions in Division 3 of the regulations.
Division 3 - Plant
Subdivision 1 - Specific duties for control of risk
80. Electrical installations
81. Plant under pressure
82. Amusement structures
83. Maintenance during operation
84. Lock-off requirements
86. Explosive-powered tools
88. Hoisting appliances and cranes
89. Brittle roofs
91. Disposal of plant
93. Hiring of plant
95. Record keeping
Subdivision 2 - Registration of plant designs and items of plant
96. Registration of plant design
97. Application for registration of plant design
98. Signing of statements
99. Grant or refusal of application for registration of plant design
100. Provision of registration number
101. Disclosure of information
102. Registration of items of plant
103. Application for registration of item of plant
104. Grant or refusal of application for registration of plant
105. Invalidation of registration of item of plant or plant design
106. Change in ownership of plant
Codes of Practice
Relevant codes of practice are as follows:
Forest Safety Code (Tasmania) 2007
Sawmilling Standards and Codes
In 2004 the Code of Practice for Sawmilling and Timber Operations was completely reviewed, re-written and published in 4 parts by the Tasmanian Forest Industry Training Board Inc. in hard copy and CD ROM.
The Tasmanian Code of Practice for Sawmilling and Timber Operations may be obtained from the Tasmanian Forest Industry Training Board Inc.