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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.

Registration for plant design is also required. South Australia operates under the National Standard for Plant. Registration is for the life of the design, unless there is an alteration. Design registration for plant under revoked regulations is only required for designs after 1 July 1996.

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.

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

Amusement devices

Boilers

Boom-type elevating work platforms

Building maintenance units

Concrete placing booms

Cranes

Gas cylinders

Hoists

  • PDF icon Plant design - Hoists with a platform movement and mast climbing work platforms with a platform movement exceeding 2.4 metres, designed to lift people

Lifts

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

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Pressure vessel equipment

Vehicle hoists

Work boxes