Harmonised Plant Regulations in the Australian States – latest developments.

In the late stages of the Gillard government, a deal was struck to harmonise WHS (Work Health & Safety) Regulations. These were legislated by most of the jurisdictions, with two exceptions. Amendments to the legislation have appeared in the last few months. Recent developments from Victoria and the Council of Australian Governments will be discussed. The possible implications of these will affect all plant owners, especially those about to procure equipment from overseas.