The importer or supplier must inspect the plant in

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The importer or supplier must inspect the plant in conjunction with any information provided by the manufacturer, and undertake any testing specified by the manufacturer. Any risks identified during inspection and testing must be eliminated or minimised so far as is reasonably practicable. The person to whom the plant is supplied must be advised of any residual risks. The importer must take all reasonable steps to ensure that the designer and manufacturer are consulted in relation to any alterations made to the plant to control risk. 6.5 Design registration R. 232: An importer must not supply plant that requires design registration unless the design of that plant has been registered. If the item of plant to be imported requires design registration under Schedule 5 of the WHS Regulations, the importer must apply for and receive design registration before supplying the plant to anyone within Australia (see section 3.8). This will require the importer to conduct any testing and develop the information required for design registration if it is not available. The design registration number must be provided to any person to whom the plant is supplied. If the importer or supplier makes modifications to the plant, for example to ensure compliance with Australian standards, they should take all reasonable steps to advise both the designer and manufacturer of this. When importing second-hand plant , the importer must ensure that the plant has been manufactured in accordance with the original design (based on which the plant design was registered). If the design is not the same or if the plant (as imported) has been modified to the extent that the safety has been compromised, the original plant design registration number must not be used. The duty holders must engage a competent person to verify the new or modified design and if necessary, register the new design. 6.6 Hire of plant If you supply hired or leased plant (the ‘hirer’ or ‘lessor’) to an end user you have the same obligations as a supplier of new plant and ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that hired plant is safe and without risk to health when used properly. A supplier must ensure the hired plant is accompanied by information about the way the plant must be used to ensure health and safety, if the information is available. The hirer of plant should ensure the plant is inspected between hiring and that any maintenance and repairs are carried out to minimise risks to health and safety. In the context of hired plant, ‘between’ means every time the plant is hired or leased, but does not include an extension to the hiring or leasing period for the same user (that is, hiree or lessee). SAFE WORK AUSTRALIA MEMBERS’ MEETING 6 30 SEPTEMBER 2010 PAGE 36 OF 52
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The supplier may consider an extension to the period of contract as being an extended lease provided that appropriate mechanisms are put in place to ensure adequate inspection and maintenance is carried out during the lease.
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