2022 WHS Updates Pertaining to “Classified Plant”

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Under WA’s new Work Health and Safety Act 2020 and the Work Health and Safety (Mines) Regulations 2022, which came into effect on 31 March 2022, the term “Classified Plant” has been replaced with “Registerable Plant”.

The new WHS Act and accompanying regulations combine WHS for general industry, mines and petroleum and geothermal operations under a single Act, replacing the previously applicable Mines Safety & Inspection Act 1994 and the associated Mines Safety & Inspections Regulations 1995.

What has changed?

To name a few, here are some examples…

  • Reference to Classified Plant is no longer, we now must adjust our thinking and use “Registerable Plant” instead.
  • Itinerant Classified Plant is the same, and although the term has changed you still need to be mindful that you are capturing all the “registerable plant” coming and going from site and ensuring that it is safe to use. In fact, all plant needs to be inspected whether registerable or not.
  • r213 – States: – The person with management or control of plant at a workplace must ensure that the maintenance, inspection and, if necessary, testing of the plant is carried out by a competent person.

There are many more changes which might affect your operations. To assist you in remaining compliant with the new laws and regulations, we’ve created a detailed guide outlining the most important changes alongside a direct comparison to the old laws and regs.

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