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Plant & plant design registration

An item of plant must be registered so that it can be inspected by a competent person, ensuring that it is safe to operate.

Under the Work Health and Safety Act 2012 (SA) it is an offence to use plant or plant designs that have not been registered. See below for a list of plant that requires registration.

Please allow up to 28 days for your application to be processed.

Plant and plant design registration is required for the following items of plant:

Amusement devices


Boom-type elevating work platforms

Building maintenance units

Concrete placing booms


Gas cylinders



All lifts need to be registered, including lifts in private residences.

Private lifts are exempt from renewal fees.

Owners must provide a declaration that the lift has been maintained, inspected and tested (Regulation, section 277 (2) (e)). The written statement from a competent person must state that the lift is safe to use and operate, and can be shown to an inspector if requested.

Passenger ropeways

Prefabricated scaffolding

Pressure vessel equipment

Vehicle hoists

Work boxes