Plant Inspections

AME’s Classified Plant Inspectors are highly experienced and competent in conducting statutory inspections of all your classified plant. Our Classified Plant Inspectors are also available for your ‘duty of care’ non-statutory inspections and free up your resources and manpower to be used on other priority activities.

AME’s inspectors have intimate knowledge of the applicable Australian Standards and Regulations applying to Classified Plant Management.

In Western Australia state legislation pertaining to Classified Plant operating on mine sites is covered by:

Mines Safety and Inspection Act 1994 (MSIA – 1994)
The Act covers legislation of operating procedures and rules applicable to all mining operations in WA. This is administered by the Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) Resources Safety Division.

Mines Safety and Inspection Regulations 1995 (MSIR – 1995)
The Regulations spell-out details of statutory requirements for all mines operating in WA. The Rules for Classified Plant on mine sites are detailed in Part 6, Division 3, of these Regulations.

Plant Inspection Process
Stage One
The only way to correctly gauge your site’s compliance with relevant regulations is to carry out a ‘Snapshot’ Audit of your site(s) using the DMP HIF Audit Test. This inspection will be conducted in accordance with the Mines Safety and Inspection Regulations 1995 (MSIR 1995) and applicable Australian Standards.
Stage Two

Once approved and setup, AME will provide your company access to the electronic database, which is accessible online 24/7. A comprehensive list of all the Classified Plant will be uploaded into the CPMS with all five applicable folders included. It is important for any corresponding documentation to be submitted to AME at this stage. Any Pressure Relief Valve information obtained will be updated into a PRV register to allow for the management of the re-certification of such valves.

Stage Three

All missing documents will be sourced from the original equipment manufacturer (OEM). AME are able to obtain Manufacturer’s Data Reports, Hydrostatic Test Reports, Evidence of Plant Design Registration and the like from a majority of the common suppliers with whom we are currently dealing with. All testing can be NATA certified.

Stage Four

At the end of each month, AME can send through an updated report containing a ‘hit list’ of pending Statutory or Duty of Care Inspections due within the following two months, in order to allow enough time to arrange the Inspections. Within this part of the Scope of Work, AME can assist your company with any WorkSafe WA or Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) registrations and other requirements.

Stage Five

AME will ensure that all Plant and Equipment Inspections are managed in a timely fashion, with inspectors made available for regular site visits, or for whenever they are required.

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Visual Inspection of a Truck

Visual Inspection of a Truck

Inspection and Management Services
Registration & Documentation of Plant
We can register your classified plant with the Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) Resources Safety Division.

This includes collecting together all technical documentation and design drawings, collating documents for submission, performing hazard level calculations, drafting all forms and submittal letters, submitting the application, liaising with the Department throughout the submission process, keeping you informed of progress and forwarding all registration documents to you at the completion of registration.

We can also arrange individual registration or design registration with WorkSafe WA or other statutory authority with responsibility for plant safety as required under the relevant Occupational Health and Safety Regulations.

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Plant Management Audits & HIF Audits
We have developed auditing tools for confirming if your classified plant management system meets the requirements of the Mines Safety and Inspection Act and Regulations.

Our audits will highlight any shortcomings in your system and provide you with clear and effective strategies to successfully address any non-compliance.

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Statutory and Non Statutory Inspections & Reports
Our inspectors are highly experienced and competent in conducting statutory inspections of all your classified plant.

They are also available for your ‘duty of care’ non-statutory inspections and free-up your resources and manpower to be used on other priority activities.

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Provision of Plant Register & Plant Equipment Files
We can provide Classified Plant Equipment Files for your registrable classified plant and locate where possible the full suite of documents and records you need to manage your classified plant obligations.

These include the master classified plant registers for your fixed and itinerant classified plant, as well as the documentation and records covering each individual classified plant equipment item.

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Pressure Relief Valve Management
We can manage and track your pressure relief valves and monitor their history on your behalf. This includes maintaining all technical information, applicable documentation and historic records of each pressure valve’s condition, use and maintenance.

Regular status reports can be issued of the valve status and you can confidently be sure that your statutory obligations are being fulfilled.

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Non-Destructive Testing Services
Our NDT services are suitable for any and every stage of a project, from initiation through to ongoing maintenance and support.

AME has a diverse range of inspection services to supply customers with manufacturing and maintenance inspection and testing support.

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Training Services
AME provide industry recognised Classified Plant Training for our clients, run by Lead Trainer and AME Managing Director, Trevor Hughes.

Trevor has been responsible for developing the Classified Plant Training program at AME through his knowledge of the Mines Safety and Inspection Regulations (MSIR 1996) and Mine Safety and Inspection Act (MSIA 1995) and his extensive experience in the mining and resources industries in Australia.

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Inspection of an Elevating Work Platform

Inspection of an Elevating Work Platform

To book in one of the above services or to speak to one of our Inspectors, please call our office on (08) 9466 7444 or fill in the contact form to the right with your query and one of our dedicated team members will contact you.

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It is has being a pleasure to do business with AME. Thank you for your excellent service and the quality of your Inspection Reports. You have made our site a much safer place! I would like to take this opportunity to say that the quality of service offered by AME since our first contact over a year ago has been highly impressive. Every aspect of your service has been beyond reproach and every member of staff has been courteous, polite and reliable.
Charlie RomanoMaintenance Superintendant
It has been a pleasure to do business with AME for the last two years and I have always found the staff at AME to be courteous, polite and reliable. Their knowledge of classified plant and legislative requirements is outstanding.
Jackson WallMaintenance Planner
AME have conducted Pressure Vessel Inspections, Boiler Inspections, Mobile and Lifting Equipment Inspections and Classified Plant Awareness Training at Goldfields Agnew. We have found the inspection reports to be detailed of quality. The staff have been courteous, polite and reliable. I have no hesitation in providing a reference for Asset Management Engineers.
Jackson WallMaintenance Planner
Just had a conversation with one of your team – and want to say thank you for quick response, no “here are 5 options, press … “, very clear answers, friendly manner. I’ve been really, really impressed with the level of customer service AME has provided to date. You’ve been a great help and I’m so glad I picked you guys.
Charlie RomanoMaintenance Superintendant
It is a pleasure to do business with AME. Thank you for your excellent service and the quality of your Inspection and Failure Evaluation Reports. The attention to detail in these reports is exceptional. Your staff have been courteous, polite and reliable. I just wanted to send a note to say that I am continually impressed by the excellent service that AME provides. Everytime I have requested support from AME it has been fast and efficient. It makes a pleasant change to deal with a company that takes pride in providing a first class service. I have no problems at all recommending your company. Keep up the good work and thanks for all your help so far.
Larry GreenGeneral Manager - Plant (WA)
I would like to take this opportunity to say that the service offered by AME has been very commendable. Every aspect has been thorough and your staff have been courteous, polite and reliable. I look forward to a continuing relationship.
Peter ArrowsmithMaintenance Superintendent
I just wanted to send a note to say that I am continually impressed by the excellent service that AME provides. The times I have requested support from AME it has been fast and efficient. It makes a pleasant change to deal with a company that takes pride in providing a first class service. Keep up the good work and thanks for all your help so far. You’ve made me a loyal customer and I will certainly recommend you to others!
Charlie RomanoMaintenance Superintendant
We choose AME to conduct all our statutory classified plant inspections because of their exemplary service.  Not only does AME provide a timely and thorough inspection service, they are also more than helpful and very willing to answer any technical queries we have about classified plant.  All my interactions with AME have been timely, pleasant, informative and thorough.  It is a pleasure to have AME as our classified plant inspection vendor and highly recommend their services.
Melanie Jackson, Mechanical Reliability Engineer
We have been using AME for the past year and a half for all our classified plant needs and have always found their service to be thorough and very helpful. They have always helped out with any questions I have had and have helped our site to become more aware of our itinerant plant requirements through their very informative awareness courses. I would recommend their service to anyone who deals with classified plant as nothing has ever been a problem for them.
Simon StockmanMaintenance Planner