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Fixed plant campaign

A large number of amputations and other serious injuries to workers are caused by fixed plant, often during maintenance, cleaning, clearing blockages and power outages.

From April 2017 to July 2018, Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ) conducted fixed plant assessments at food processing, metal and fabricated metal manufacturing workplaces.

Campaign focus

The campaign focussed on:

  • machine guarding
  • isolation
  • lockout and tag-out
  • safe plant use and systems of work.


Where to get help

Take advantage of the tailored, face-to-face advice provided by our Injury Prevention and Management (IPaM) advisors. IPaM advisors can assist you assess your fixed plant systems and advise you on how to make improvements. IPaM is free for Queensland businesses. Register for IPaM now to talk to an advisor or email for more information.