New Fact Sheet: Verification of Competency - Mobile Plant

The Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner has developed a Verification of Competency – Mobile Plant Fact Sheet to provide information regarding the standards and expectations of the OFSC specifically in relation to competency requirements for the operation of mobile plant.

A number of OFSC criteria reference the requirement to ensure that a ‘competent person’ undertakes a particular task or activity, as identified in the OFSC Evidence Guide.

Accredited companies are required to ensure that workers operating mobile plant are competent, and that there is a system in place to ensure operators of mobile plant have met the minimum legislative requirements. If a company has a system that requires additional verification beyond OFSC requirements, it is expected that the company’s defined requirements are followed, and these will be subject to review at OFSC audits.