Plant Inspection

Do you know your Inspection Obligations for Mobile Elevating Work Platforms?

Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWP) are versatile items of Plant that can be used in a variety of applications. These items of Plant are designed with the intention of lifting people and have the possibility of causing serious injury or death if not operated or maintained in a safe manner. Mobile EWPs shall be designed, manufactured, tested and inspected in accordance with AS1418.1: 2002 and AS1418.10:2011 and operated and maintained in accordance with AS2550.1:2011 and AS2550.10:2006. All mobile EWPs must undergo pre-operational inspections, routine ... Read more

Do you know the difference between SWL / WLL / MRC and when they should be used?

The term safe working load (SWL) has been the cornerstone of engineering, particularly with regard to load carrying equipment, for many years. It was generally considered to be the minimum breaking load of a component divided by an appropriate factor of safety giving a ‘safe’ load that could be lifted or be carried. In Australia the use of Safe Working Load (SWL) for cranes, hoists and winches was universally used throughout all industries and referenced in legislation and the Australian Standards. The Wikipedia ... Read more

Your Classified Plant obligations under MSIR 1995 – Pneumatic Press Filters

Additional notes to Mines Safety Bulletin No 125 - Pneumatic Press Filters Written by AME Operations Manager, Steve Ansell. Following on from the Department of Mines and Petroluem's Mines Safety Bulletin No 125, issued on 24 September 2015, it's imperative to acknowledge that all pressure equipment has the potential to harm personnel or damage other equipment. It’s worth noting that the Mines Safety and Inspection Regulations 1995 (MSIR 1995) state by definition that any pressure vessel is classified plant and therefore needs to ... Read more