• Audit Title

  • Client / Site

  • Description of plant

  • Make and Model of Plant

  • Asset ID (If applicable)

  • Conducted on

  • Prepared by

  • Location
  • Personnel

  • References - Work Health and Safety Act 2020, Work Health and Safety (General) Regulations 2022, Worksafe WA guides & Publications, Farmsafe Australia, Australian Centre for Agriculture Health and Safety, University of Sydney and other relevant documentation available across Australia.
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1.0 Plant condition and Guarding

  • 1.1 Are all moving parts (belts, pulleys, sprockets, chains and shafts that could expose workers to machinery entanglement, adequately guarded?

  • 1.2 Are operator manuals available for the machine?

  • 1.3 Are all fittings clean and in working order (Lights, reflectors, windscreens, rear-view mirrors, etc....)

  • 1.4 Are operators able to adjust the seat to their individual requirements?

  • 1.5 Is the exhaust system functional to protect the operator from noise and exhaust gas fumes?

  • 1.6 Are steps and hand rails on plant adequate and situated to allow safe access and egress?

  • 1.7 Are hydraulic hoses and fittings in good condition with no leaks?

  • 1.8 Are PTO master shields, shaft and PIC guards in place and good order and condition?

  • 1.9 Is the machine/plant located out of high volume traffic areas, while still allowing access for plant to load and unload if required?

  • 1.10 Are all instruments and gauges functional and in good working order?

  • 1.11 Are all brake and steering systems functional and within safe operating limits?

  • 1.12 Are all lock-out and limit switches in good working order and fitted where necessary?

  • 1.13 Are there Safe Working Load (SWL) limits displayed on material handling plant such as fork-lifts and cranes?

  • 1.14 Is pant and equipment fitted with tag-out systems and physical lock-out mechanisms; that prevent the accidental energising or starting of plant and machinery when maintenance or repairs is being performed?

2.0 Hazard Protection and Adminstrative Controls

  • 2.1 Is suitable hearing protection available if noise levels exceed a safe threshold level?

  • 2.2 Is suitable eye protection available if required?

  • 2.3 Have workers (relevant operators) been inducted into the safe operating procedures for the machine or plant?

  • 2.4 Are there first-aid kits available to operators in the work environment?

  • 2.5 Are there trained first-aid persons available in the workplace?

  • 2.6 Is a fire extinguisher available, if a risk assessment has determined that a fire risk is associated with the job task?

  • 2.7 Is plant and equipment routinely serviced and maintenance records kept of the services?

  • 2.8 Are daily pre-operational checks performed before using the machine or plant?

  • 2.9 is appropriate respiratory protection available for operators using plant and machinery that may generate chemical particles, vapour, fumes or respirable dusts?

3.0 Plant and Equipment Operational Policy - General

  • 3.1 Have new and existing workers been assessed for their competency to operate machinery and vehicles in a safe and competent manner?

  • 3.2 Are operators, who are under training, adequately supervised and mentored until such times as they are deemed competent to operate relevant plant and machinery?

  • 3.3 Are operators instructed to check for pedestrian traffic and children who may be present in the work area?

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