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Plant design registration

You must register certain types of plant design under the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 (the Regulation). You can read about who has obligations under the Regulation.

Design registration ensures that plant listed in Schedule 5 of the Regulation is designed and verified to appropriate technical standards prior to being supplied.

The designer or the person with management or control of the item of plant can apply to to have a design registered.

Once the design is registered, any number of items can be supplied as long as it complies with the design that was registered. The registration holder must provide the design registration number with each item that is supplied.

Plant design registration and plant registration are authorisations under Part 4 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011.

Who has obligations?

Owners, designers, manufacturers, suppliers and others must register a plant design in certain circumstances.

What plant needs design registration?

Check the list of plant designs that need to be registered.

Looking at buying a plant?

What you should check before buying plant.

Apply for plant design registration

Find out how to register the design on your plant.

Modifications to an existing design registration

Modification to an existing design registration must be submitted.

Design registrations issued by other regulators

The Work Health and Safety Regulation recognises design registrations issued by other health and safety regulators.

What if my plant design comes from overseas?

Overseas plant must be verified to the appropriate technical standards or engineering principles.

Design verification

Design verification is a process where a person or persons conduct a review of the design documentation for a particular model of plant.

Last updated
29 June 2015

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