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                        Why Plant Assessor is the only machinery risk assessment tool you need

                        Why Plant Assessor is the only machinery risk assessment tool you need

                        Ensuring the safety and compliance of heavy machinery is paramount, not only to protect yourself and others from injury, but to also protect your business.

                        Machinery risk assessments are a critical component of this process, and having the right tools at your disposal can make all the difference. That's where Plant Assessor comes into play. In this article, we'll explore why Plant Assessor stands out as the only machinery risk assessment tool you need.


                        Machine specific risk assessments

                        One size doesn't fit all when it comes to machinery risk assessments. Each industry has its own legislative requirements to adhere to, and hazards can be unique to individual machines, which is why a customised approach is always best to ensure the highest level of safety and compliance. 

                        Plant Assessor recognises this and provides machine-specific risk assessments that are tailored to the assessment purpose at hand and automates the identification of hazards, sets risk ratings and provides applicable control measures per referenced legislation. Whether you're dealing with construction equipment, industrial machinery, or agricultural machinery, Plant Assessor allows you to conduct risk assessments that align perfectly with your operational needs.

                        All you have to do is select your machine from Plant Assessor’s extensive machinery database of over 120,000 unique machines which cover a vast range of makes and models. This extensive database, which is the cornerstone of Plant Assessor’s effectiveness as a risk assessment tool, allows users to select and assess specific machinery with ease, saving valuable time and ensuring nothing is overlooked.


                        Legislation and standards integration

                        Staying compliant with industry regulations and safety standards is non-negotiable. Plant Assessor takes the guesswork out of compliance by integrating relevant legislation and standards into every assessment. This feature ensures that your assessments are always up-to-date and aligned with the latest legal requirements.

                        The integration of legislation, regulations, standards and codes of practice into Plant Assessor means you also save time by not needing to conduct legislative research yourself. By keeping you informed about the latest regulations and standards, Plant Assessor helps you avoid costly penalties and potential safety hazards. It's like having a legal expert at your fingertips, making sure your machines are always compliant with the law.


                        Risk management reports

                        Identifying hazards is only the first step; effective risk management requires practical solutions for mitigation. Plant Assessor provides you with a detailed risk management report based on the findings of your machinery risk assessment. This report provides you with risk ratings for every identified hazards, along with recommended corrective actions to implement in order to eliminate as much risk as possible. Plant Assessor's risk management reports are an invaluable resource to help you create a safer work environment and prevent machinery related incidents.


                        Fit for purpose risk assessments

                        One of the key advantages of using Plant Assessor as your machinery risk assessment tool is its ability to deliver assessments that are truly fit for purpose. Each assessment is tailored to the specific way in which it will be operated in, ensuring that the identified risks and recommended corrective controls are relevant and effective. 

                        This precision is critical, as it can help to identify any hazards that may be unique to the way it will be operated, such as on a construction site, in the mines, or hired out to another operator. With Plant Assessor, you can trust that your risk assessments are not just a generic checklist but a finely tuned tool that serves the specific needs of your operations.


                        Consistency across assessors

                        Maintaining consistency in machinery risk assessments is essential for any organisation, especially when multiple assessors are involved. Plant Assessor ensures that assessments are consistent from one assessor to another by requiring them to answer a series of questions that are standardised for each unique machine.

                        This consistency reduces the potential for variations in risk assessment outcomes, allowing your organisation to have a unified approach to machinery safety, regardless of who conducts the assessment. You and your workers will have trust and confidence in the assessment process, and have peace of mind around the machinery safety management in your organisation.


                        Cloud based accessibility

                        In today's fast-paced business environment, having access to critical information anywhere, anytime is a significant advantage. Plant Assessor is a cloud-based tool, allowing authorised users to access important machinery safety information from any location. This feature promotes flexibility and collaboration within your organisation, making it easier to manage and monitor machinery safety across various sites.


                        Data security and privacy

                        Protecting sensitive data is a top priority, especially when dealing with machinery risk assessments that may contain confidential information. Plant Assessor takes data security and privacy seriously, implementing robust measures to safeguard your information. With encryption, access controls, and regular security updates, you can trust that your data is in safe hands.


                        Support, training and professional services

                        Plant Assessor offers support and training to ensure that your team can make the most of the platform. From onboarding assistance to ongoing guidance, our support team is dedicated to helping you succeed in enhancing machinery safety.

                        Not only that, but if you don’t have time to conduct your own machinery risk assessments, we’ll do them for you! Our Professional Services team consists of a group of highly trained machinery safety and compliance experts. They’ll come out to your site, inspect your machinery for you, and provide you with risk management reports and advice for implementing corrective actions. It can’t get much easier than that!


                        Sound like Plant Assessor is the machinery risk assessment tool for you?

                        Don't compromise on machinery safety. Choose Plant Assessor and take your risk assessments to the next level. To find out more information, contact us on 1300 728 852 or


                        Disclaimer: This information is intended to provide general information on the subject matter. This is not intended as legal or expert advice for your specific situation. You should seek professional advice before acting or relying on the content of this information.

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