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WSH Act: machinery and equipment

Under the Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Act, manufacturers and suppliers of certain machinery and equipment must ensure that they are safe to use.

The following machinery and equipment are covered under the Act:

  • Scaffolds and any materials or components used to erect them.
  • Lifting equipment.
  • Forklifts.
  • Power presses.
  • Bar-benders.
  • Equipment or piping intended for use under pressure, including all statutory pressure vessels.
  • Equipment or piping containing corrosive, toxic or flammable substances.
  • Welding equipment, including any accessory, apparatus or fitting necessary to enable its use.
  • Materials or components used for the construction of support structures.
  • Explosive powered tools.
  • Equipment used for abrasive blasting, including any accessory, apparatus or fitting necessary to enable its use.
Last Updated: 25 May 2015