Operators must be trained in and have the necessary information and instructions for machine and attachment use. They must also have access to attachments’ user manuals, WorkSafe Victoria said. Employers have a duty to provide and maintain a safe plant and working environment that is, so far as reasonably practicable, without risk to the employees’ health, under Victoria’s Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004, the regulator said.
Self-employed persons must ensure, so far as reasonably practicable, that persons are not exposed to health and safety risks arising from the conduct of their undertaking. Finally, under the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2017, employers must conduct risk assessments on machinery and eliminate or minimise identified risks so far as reasonably practicable.
Image credit: ©stock.adobe.com/au/Carmen Hauser