The importer or supplier of plant must take all

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The importer or supplier of plant must take all reasonable steps to obtain the information and provide it to any person to whom the plant is supplied. Designers and manufacturers should consider: characteristics such as the weight, size, shape, surface characteristics and stability of plant or its various component parts. Where these characteristics present a risk to users, plant should be equipped with items such as hand-grips, to enable it to be picked up and moved safely and eliminate the risk vertical and horizontal reach distances of people who may use or manually handle plant requirements for operational controls/levers either on a console or inside a cabin SAFE WORK AUSTRALIA MEMBERS’ MEETING 6 30 SEPTEMBER 2010 PAGE 39 OF 52
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conditions in which the plant will be used, serviced, maintained and repaired. For instance, in some situations it may not be possible to make use of mechanical lifting devices and so items of plant or their components should be designed to eliminate risk to the user/worker. Methods designers and manufacturers may consider to reduce risks associated with manual tasks include: modular components designed to dismantle so that they can easily be carried or repaired attachments such as handles to make lifting easier or wheels to make moving easier using lightweight materials designated lifting points. Further guidance is available in the Code of Practice: Hazardous Manual Tasks. 7.3 Noise R. 59: A designer and manufacturer of plant must: design the plant so that its noise emission is as low as reasonably practicable provide information on the noise emission values of the plant (for example, data on sound power level or sound pressure level), the operating conditions of the plant when the noise emission is measured and the methods used to measure the noise emission. They must also provide information on any conditions required for safe use. The importer or supplier of plant must take all reasonable steps to obtain the information and provide it to any person to whom the plant is supplied. In eliminating or minimising the risks associated with noise, you should consider: preventing or reducing the impact between machine parts replacing metal parts with quieter plastic parts combining machine guards with acoustic treatment enclosing particularly noisy machine parts selecting power transmission which permits the quietest speed regulation; for example, rotation-speed-controlled electric motors, and isolating vibration-related noise sources within machines. good seals for doors for machines machines with effective cooling flanges which reduce the need for air jet cooling quieter types of fans or placing mufflers in the ducts of ventilation systems quiet electric motors and transmissions pipelines for low flow speeds (maximum 5m/sec.) ventilation ducts with fan inlet mufflers and other mufflers to prevent noise transfer in the duct between noisy and quiet rooms.
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