Plant is a major cause of work-related death and injury in Australian workplaces. What does plant include? Plant includes machinery, equipment, appliances, containers, implements and tools and any components or anything fitted or connected to those things.

At 3D Safety, we have been working in the safety space for over 30 years. Our business was born out of a need we saw for training and maintenance on specialised equipment in the workplace. We assist business in managing the compliance around machine and equipment safety.

Plant Hazard Assessments

A Plant Hazard Assessment is a detailed report to establish the risks of plant in the workplace in accordance with the Code of Practice: Managing Risks of Plant in the Workplace. One of our consultants will inspect and evaluate all your machinery and equipment looking at each item individually to assess key elements such as SOPs, safety features, guarding and line marking.

Document Review

Our consultant can work with your team to review and update existing SOPs or SWMS around the plant items in your business.

Equipment Inspections

3D Safety is a market leader in the inspection of oxy / fuel gas equipment, including function and pressure testing of regulators, hand pieces, hoses and flashback arrestors. Our focus is to assist our clients with the ever changing compliance requirements of WHS Act and Regulations, Australian Standards and Mining Regulations in the hot work environment.

Following each inspection our clients receive a detailed report with an individual assessment on each unit or outlet point including any non-compliance or faulty equipment issues. As part of this process our consultants review relevant Australian Standards, Manufacturers Specifications, Industry Codes of Practice, WTIA Technical Notes and industry publications.

We offer quarterly, 6 monthly or yearly inspections depending on the needs of your business, our recommendation is a minimum 6 monthly inspection in accordance with the recommendations set out in the Australian Standards AS 4839-2001.

  • Australian Standard 4839-2001 (The safe use of portable and mobile oxy-fuel gas systems for welding, cutting, heating and allied processes) recommends regulators, hand pieces and hoses are inspected and tested every 6 months by a technically competent person.
  • Australian Standard 4603-1999 (Flashback arresters—Safety devices for use with fuel gases and oxygen or compressed air) recommends flashback arrestors are tested at least every 12 months or after a flash back.

Our qualified consultants perform the testing and tagging inspections at any location across Australia.

Gap Assessments

A 3D Safety Gap Assessment is a proactive approach to ensure your company is managing safety effectively and complying with relevant legislation, Australian Standards and industry guidelines. One of our consultants will perform a review of your operations, structure, existing system and training of employees in specific high-risk environments (Hot Work areas, Confined Spaces and Working at Heights), including hazardous substances such as cylinder storage areas.

Following the onsite review our consultant will walk through results and offer recommendations to achieve compliance, if required. The process ensures appropriate resources and processes are implemented to eliminate or minimise risks.