Man­ag­ing risks of plant and equip­ment

When you talk about safety a lot of peo­ple switch off. Many see it as an an­noy­ance, overly com­plex and even some­thing that gets in the way of get­ting work done, but the im­pact of an on­site in­ci­dent can be dev­as­tat­ing

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Man­ag­ing the po­ten­tial risks as­so­ci­ated with us­ing plant and equip­ment is ex­tremely im­por­tant be­cause the well­be­ing of ev­ery op­er­a­tor, work­mate and vis­i­tor on a work site de­pends on it. It also en­sures busi­ness con­ti­nu­ity, which is im­por­tant for own­ers, share­hold­ers and sup­pli­ers.

The Plant Asses­sor cloud-based plat­form was a world first when launched in 2004 and has evolved to be­come the lead­ing prod­uct of its type, now hold­ing de­tailed safety and com­pli­ance data for more than 105,000 makes and mod­els of plant and equip­ment.

Users are able to con­duct de­tailed, con­sis­tent and ac­cu­rate assess­ment re­ports quickly and ef­fi­ciently. It has rev­o­lu­tionised the process of con­duct­ing pre-start checks and risk as­sess­ments be­cause it has sim­pli­fied and ac­cel­er­ated the process, whilst mak­ing it more thor­ough. More re­cently, Plant Asses­sor have rev­o­lu­tionised the process of shar­ing com­pli­ance in­for­ma­tion be­tween plant own­ers and their clients.


Plant Asses­sor is rel­e­vant to any­one who owns, op­er­ates, hires, im­ports, dis­trib­utes, re­tails or auc­tions ma­chin­ery. It’s es­pe­cially rel­e­vant in the in­fra­struc­ture and civil con­tract­ing sec­tor be­cause of the re­liance on heavy ma­chin­ery, and the com­plex­ity of op­er­a­tions com­mon to the sec­tor.

Plant Asses­sor de­liv­ers trans­parency around ma­chine hours and con­di­tion, safety in­for­ma­tion, ser­vice sta­tus, pre-start his­tory and more. It also al­lows for easy shar­ing of this in­for­ma­tion with oth­ers, which con­sid­er­ably re­duces com­pli­ance cost whilst im­prov­ing the qual­ity of the in­for­ma­tion avail­able.

The re­sult is the abil­ity to quickly and eas­ily check who is on site and whether each ma­chine and its op­er­a­tor are safe and meet site re­quire­ments. Nowhere is this more ev­i­dent than in For­est Stew­ard­ship Coun­cil-ac­cred­ited con­trac­tors, many of whom rely upon Plant Asses­sor to meet the scheme’s plant & equip­ment safety man­age­ment re­quire­ments.


The plat­form has proven to be ex­tremely pop­u­lar be­cause it has set the bench­mark for man­ag­ing plant and ma­chin­ery safety, whilst mak­ing it sim­pler and eas­ier to man­age. The ma­chin­ery data­base is enor­mous, the soft­ware fea­tures use­ful and the user in­ter­face is clean and sim­ple so peo­ple find it ex­tremely easy to use.

Most im­por­tantly it al­lows you to man­age and share doc­u­men­ta­tion and other in­for­ma­tion from one cen­tral lo­ca­tion, sav­ing users time and money on the te­dious job of meet­ing client com­pli­ance re­quire­ments.

Plant Asses­sor is con­stantly up­dated with new ma­chines, spec­i­fi­ca­tions, leg­isla­tive and other re­quire­ments, so you are al­ways up to date.


The good news is, any­one can set up a Plant Asses­sor mem­ber­ship for free, add un­lim­ited ma­chines and users and use our non-generic, ma­chine spe­cific dig­i­tal pre-start checks for free.

Pre­mium fea­tures can be used on a ma­chine by ma­chine ba­sis mean­ing it is as flex­i­ble as each in­di­vid­ual user wants it to be, and cost is a func­tion of fea­tures used and the num­ber of ma­chines they are used on. For larger or­gan­i­sa­tions, en­ter­prise pric­ing is avail­able, along with train­ing, sup­port and the other pro­fes­sional ser­vices re­quired to im­ple­ment a com­pre­hen­sive en­ter­prise wide sys­tem.

For more in­for­ma­tion on Plant Asses­sor, call 1300 728 852 or visit asses­

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