April Newsletter 2020

April Newsletter 2020

Here’s some cool stuff we’ve written while WFH. Enjoy.


Why, why, why, why, WHHYY?!

Why Pre-starts?

Paul Dean | Founder

Without a doubt one of the most common questions we are asked at Plant Assessor is – 
“why do we need to …..” 

One of the most common “why” questions is undoubtedly, why do we need to complete daily pre start inspections? The answer is a combination of information from many sources. It can even depend on the type of machine we are talking about. 

Let’s start with the broadest obligation and work our way down to a more specific obligation. 

The WHS Regulations place a positive obligation on businesses to provide plant that is safe for use in the workplace. These obligations are placed on all persons involved with the item of plant along the way to the piece of plant ending up in a workplace. This includes designers, manufacturers, suppliers and finally the person in control of the plant at the workplace…

Read on


Operator Competency – TAKE THE TEST

Health Check

Matt Turner  |  Managing Director

This is the fifth in a series of 6 articles designed to give you the tools to self-assess your safety systems around machinery, plant & equipment.

Plant Assessor’s Plant Safety Health Check has been designed to help you to run the ruler over your machinery safety systems to see if they are up to scratch. 

The Plant Safety Health Check concentrates on 6 key areas: 

    1. Pre-Start Checks

    2. Service Scheduling & Record Keeping

    3. Information Management & Sharing

    4. Periodic Plant & Machinery Inspection & Risk Assessment

    5. Contractor Management

    6. Operator Competency

Go digital or get the pox
(How going digital with PA helps with COVID 19)


Catchy title isn’t it. No – it’s not another “Our Response to COVID-19” message! We are over them too.

As a matter of fact, we are well and truly over this poxy virus and everything it has brought with it, especially Zoom meetings, unless it’s the Friday drinks Zoom, that one is OK.

We have been helping people take their plant safety digital for a really long time now, and there are a whole bunch of reasons why it is a good idea. Cyrus the Virus has just added another one – yes you can now get sick from handling paperwork.

We do still see a lot of paper floating around machines, workshops and jobsites.

Here are 3 simple digital strategies that will reduce cost, improve information flow, and also help manage the risks of coronavirus in your business…

Read on

Plant Assessor ‘Pub’ Trivia

Zoom Trivia

We ramped up our arvo zoom drinks last week with our Enterprise CSR Corrinne Scott taking the lead as Quizmaster (complete with suit & beard.) Perfect way to end the week!


Free Digital Pre start checks for your machinery & equipment
Download & login using your Plant Assessor login details

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