- Case Study -
Plant Assessor and Ezyquip
The team at Plant Assessor is proud to congratulate Queensland based company, Ezyquip Hire for its proactive approach to quality, safety and environmental practices.
Specialising in plant and equipment hire solutions for the civil, construction and mining industries throughout Australia, Ezyquip Hire operates a modern fleet in excess of 600 pieces and understand the industry challenges their clients face on a daily basis.
Quality, safety and environment is a constant process of refinement and evolution. To support their QSE program, Ezyquip Hire has implemented an Integrated Management System which focuses on five key risk areas:
Inductions and competency
Plant and equipment
Hazardous substances and dangerous goods
Safe Work methods
Control of changes and maintenance methods
Ezyquip Hire chose Plant Assessor as its platform to manage risks associated with plant and equipment; and over the past 15 months has illustrated exceptional planning and execution in conducting a comprehensive plant safety plan.
General Manager, Denis Gardner acknowledged that the decision to utilise Plant Assessor was extremely significant for the company, as the system would allow the team to have a more unified approach when monitoring and maintaining the safety of the fleet.
“Plant Assessor is quick and easy to use and is very thorough. Our team members can check the status of plant safety online at any time, and can also provide detailed, machine specific risk assessments to our clients while they have plant on hire with the simple click of a button”. Mr Gardner stated.
Ezyquip Hire’s Safety Manager, Peter Lupschen; well known in Queensland safety circles for his tireless efforts as a committee member at the Safety Institute of Australia, has also been impressed with the system since it was rolled out within the company. “We have been able to conduct comprehensive safety assessments on more than 600 pieces of large plant in the last 12 months, which would have taken us years using our old paper system”. Mr Lupschen explained.
Plant Assessor has been delighted to work with such a driven client, helping Ezyquip Hire to achieve its desired outcomes in relation to plant safety.
Implementation of the plant safety management system has resulted in improved plant compliance and better safety information being readily made available to customers.
More broadly, the Integrated Management System implementation has resulted in the virtual elimination of lost time injuries, and has seen a considerable reduction in medically treated injuries.
"Plant Assessor is quick and easy to use and is very thorough. Our team members can check the status of plant safety online at any time, and can also provide detailed, machine specific risk assessments to our clients while they have plant on hire with the simple click of a button"
- Denis Gardner, General Manager, Ezyquip