Plant and assets used on BESIX Watpac projects and sites must be fit for use and compliant to Work Health and Safety regulations.
To ensure this, plant and assets are to be registered in the Site Access system if they’re to be used on a site requiring registration. Upon login to BESIX Watpac Site Access, you will click on the Manage Assets tile and proceed through the steps to register your plant or asset.
Please review the content on this page which explains how BESIX Watpac Site Access is used to manage plant and assets, and the types of plant and assets requiring registration.
What is plant?
Plant is any machinery, equipment, appliance, container, implement and tool. It includes any component, or anything fitted or connected to any of these.
Plant includes items as diverse as lifts, cranes, computers, machinery, conveyors, forklifts, vehicles, power tools and amusement devices, including scaffolding.
Which plant and assets require Site Access registration?
Each item below requires BESIX Watpac Site Access registration:
- All mobile powered plant- earthmoving, tunneling, piling rigs, paving machines, rail
- Motor vehicles
- Heavy vehicles
- Cranes with SWL over 1 tonne
- Elevating work platforms all types
- Concrete pumping plant, fixed, truck and trailer mounted
- Concrete batching plants
- Generators greater than 10kva
- Engine driven water pumps greater than 75mm diameter
- Engine driven welders greater than 250 amps
- Engine driven lighting plants
- Boats and barges
Some plant may fall into multiple types, for example a crane truck. In these cases, the primary function will determine the plant type – the crane, in this example. If you require clarification, contact your site representative.
Can’t find your plant or asset listed in the system?
Which plant and assets do NOT require registration?
Any plant that relies exclusively on manual power or propulsion for its operation, and is designed to be primarily supported by hand, does not need to be registered. Such plant includes drills, saws, vibrating plates, flex drive units, and hand tools.
NOTE that while these items do not require registration, an operation manual must be supplied, and each item must be in correct operating condition and maintained as per manufacturer’s maintenance guide. Electrical equipment must have current test and tag fitted.
Vehicles entering site for deliveries also do not require Site Access registration. However, if the delivery vehicle performs work on site, for example a crane truck unloading itself, then registration is required.
Plant and asset registration
- Plant supplier provides required documents through BESIX Watpac Site Access for verification and approval, and pay annual $40 + GST registration and renewal fee
- When approved, supplier is notified, and a unique ID sticker issued
- Authorised BESIX Watpac representative completes a verification inspection on the project site
- Plant is approved to work on site
Registration applies to all applicable plant and assets on a BESIX Watpac project or site, including:
The contractor bringing the plant or asset to site is responsible for its registration, even if the plant has been hired from a third party.
Where plant is being hired directly by BESIX Watpac terms of hire, rates and insurances are not part of this process and are covered in the Plant Hire Agreement.
Plant movements on and off site
Once plant has been registered to site, it can leave and return as its verification is recorded in BESIX Watpac Site Access at site entry and exit.
Each time plant or an asset attempts to return to site, any expired document, registrations, services or inspections will be flagged and access restricted. It is the plant supplier’s responsibility to ensure records are maintained in BESIX Watpac Site Access.
Additional information on accepted documentation can be found on the Business Rules section when logged in to BESIX Watpac Site Access.