Load shifting equipment
Work health and safety legislation requires operators of load shifting equipment to ensure equipment is safe and that its use does not present a risk to workers or others.
A notice of satisfactory assessment (NSA) issued by an accredited assessor is no longer a legislative requirement in South Australia for:
- operators of front-end loaders (LL)
- front-end loaders/backhoes (LB)
- front-end loaders of skid steer type (LS)
- excavators (LE)
- dozers (LZ)
- cableways/flying foxes (LC)
- drag lines (LD).
However, it is still a requirement that load shifting equipment is operated safely and competently.
Evidence of competency
To prove competency, operators of load shifting equipment must provide one of:
- a previous NSA issued by (or on behalf of) a regulator, such as SafeWork SA
- a statement of attainment or other nationally accredited qualification for the plant operated
- a certificate of competency for the plant or equipment issued by (or on behalf of) a regulator, such as SafeWork SA
- an industry competency card or evidence of training completed at a registered training organisation to a standard equal to NOHSC: 7019
- evidence of appropriate on-the-job training from an experienced and competent operator, with records of that training verified by the competent operator
- evidence of previous experience and competency verified by a current or previous employer.
Operators must also demonstrate that their current level of competency is appropriate for the complexity of the work and the conditions of the worksite.
- Load shifting equipment – SafeWork SA