Plant & Equipment Half Day | Online Workshop

IQA Plant & Equipment Online Workshop
The Plant & Equipment Half Day Online Workshop will provide an understanding of the safety issues associated with the operation of plant and equipment in quarries, specifically covering: Legislation, Safety, Guarding & Isolation, and Mobile Plant.


Date: Wednesday 14 February 2024
Times for all States/Territories:

 12.00pm - 4.30pm  NSW/ACT/VIC/TAS
 11.00am - 3.30pm  QLD
 11.30am - 4.00pm  SA
 9.00am - 1.30pm  WA
 10.30am - 3.00pm  NT

Location: Online

Plant & equipment safety is everyone's responsibility!

The operation of fixed items of machinery, plant and equipment on a site presents risks to health and safety of operator's, workers and others.  Fixed plant & equipment includes all plant, machinery, and equipment situated on a site.  This plant and equipment workshop will look specifically at the following:

  • Legislation
  • Safety
  • Guarding & Isolation
  • Mobile Plant


This Plant & Equipment online workshop examines the:

  • legislative requirements for management and operation of plant and equipment in quarries.
  • Importance of managing risks associated with fixed plant and equipment, to protect from harm, injury or fatality.
  • Importance of and requirements for guarding of plant and equipment.
  • Specific risks and controls related to the use of mobile plant in quarries.

Learning Objectives

  • To understand the basic legislative and compliance requirements for the management and operation of plant and equipment in quarries, and the roles and responsibilities of duty holders
  • To understand the risk management process and identify, assess and control risks
  • To understand the plant lifecycle, and the need to assess risk at each stage
  • To understand the importance of ongoing monitoring of risks and controls, and identify mechanisms for carrying our monitoring
  • To understand the importance of, and legislative requirements for, guarding of plant and equipment in quarries
  • To identify types of guards and their application to quarry plant and equipment
  • To understand the 'human factors' which apply to the design and installation of guarding
  • To understand procedures for isolation and lockout
  • To understand the legislative requirements for operation of mobile plant
  • To understand the specific risks associated with mobile plant in quarries, and relevant controls

Who is this workshop for?

The course is recommended for:

  • Quarry Owners
  • Quarry Managers
  • Quarry Supervisors
  • Maintenance staff
  • Managers and other safety support personnel

Workshop Facilitator | Chris Georgiou

Chris has worked as a manager in the construction materials and mining industry for over 10 years.  In this time, he has held senior statutory management positions at large hard rock quarries and a mineral sand mine. Chris is passionate about safety in the workplace ensuring systems and processes are in place support to the workforce to achieve this. 

Continuing Professional Development Hours (CPD Hours): 4.5

  • IQA QMCS: Risk Management. 
  • NSW MOC: 1. Mining and WHS Systems (Subject B: Principal hazards).
  • QLD PCS: Category Pending

A completion certificate will be issued once finished. 

Registration Fees:

IQA & IQNZ Member: $230
Non-Member: $285

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Registrations Close: Monday 12 February 2024.

Webinar Platform:

This webinar will be run on the Zoom Platform. Registrants will be sent separate login details a few days prior to the webinar. To run Zoom you will need to download the software. If you have questions regarding the system requirements please visit the Zoom website.


All participants must have access to the following:

  • Internet connection Laptop, PC or Phone with sound and video capability
  • Quiet environment

If you have questions regarding the system requirements please visit the Zoom website.

All information is correct at the time of publication. The IQA reserves the right to alter or delete items as required, and takes no responsibility for any errors. omissions and changes.

14/02/2024 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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