140020 Wacker VPR70 Plate Compactor 85KG RA
Safety Audit/Risk Assessment
Wacker VPR 70 Rammer Plate Compactor
Cnr. Old Windsor Rd. And Powers Rd.
O.H. & S. Consultant.
ABN 36 895 254 895
3 Shade Place,
Mob. 0403 900 665
Re: Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment of Wacker VPR 70
Rammer Plate Compactor at Hoxton Park on 28/11/06.
NSW Occupational Health and Safety Act 2000
NSW Occupational Health and Safety Regulation 2001
Australian Standard 4024.1 Safeguarding of Machinery (General
Australian Standard 1755 Conveyers – Safety Requirements.
Australian Standard 1319 Safety Signs for the Occupational
Australian/ New Zealand Standard 3760:2001 In-service Safety
Inspection of Electrical Equipment
Cutting, Stabbing, Puncturing
High Pressure Fluid/Air
Slipping, Tripping & Falling
High Temperature of Fire
Other Hazards (Chemicals, Fumes, Dusts, Vibration, Radiation.)
Hazpak was developed by WorkCover NSW with the University of NSW,
Department of Safety Science. The Australian Chamber of Manufacturers, the
Labor Council and Worksafe Australia contributed to the development of the
Personal Protective Equipment:
It is recommended that foot, ear, eye and breathing protection be worn.
I was a requested to do a hazard identification, risk assessment inspection
of the equipment by Mr. Zimmer, Equipment Manager. All hazards were
to be given a priority to the Hazpak criteria.
Inspection was undertaken in company with Mr. Brendan Fox - Branch
Manager, Hoxton Park branch.
A category 5 has been allocated to this equipment.
While this risk assessment has been as exhaustive as possible, no survey can
identify all hazards on a plant or all risks to personnel. A reliable system of regular
safety surveys by a competent person or persons needs to be put in place for
future identification of hazard and risk.
All care has been taken in preparing this report; however the responsibility for
hazard identification and risk minimisation remains with the designer, manufacturer,
supplier, installer and employer. This responsibility can not be transferred or
wavered in any way.
O.H. & S. Consultant.
Intervention SAFETY Management.
Attachment: Results of assessment.
injury or illness
Y or N
Can anyone’s hair, clothing, gloves, necktie, jewellery, cleaning brushes, rags, or other
materials become entangled with the moving parts of the plant or materials in motion?
Can anyone be crushed due to material falling off the equipment, uncontrolled movement of
the equipment or load, the equipment or plant tipping or rolling over, parts of the plant or
equipment collapsing, being trapped between the equipment and materials or fixed structures,
or becoming crushed by guards or clamps?.
3. Cutting, Stabbing or Puncturing.
Can anyone be cut, stabbed or punctured due to coming into contact with sharp or flying
objects, coming in contact with moving parts of the equipment during testing, inspection,
maintenance, cleaning or repair, coming in contact with parts being ejected, or uncontrolled
movement of the plant during operation?
Can anyone’s body parts be sheared between two parts of the plant or equipment or between
a part of the plant and the work piece or structure?
Can anyone be burnt due to contact with moving parts or surfaces of the plant or equipment?
Can anyone be struck by moving objects due to uncontrolled or unexpected movement of the
plant or equipment, the parts or plant disintegrating, the work pieces or parts of the work
pieces being ejected at speed?
7. High Pressure Fluid/Air.
Can anyone come in contact with fluids or air under pressure due to plant or equipment failure
or misuse of plant, damage to valves or poor maintenance?
Can anyone be injured by electrical shock or burns due to coming into contact with live
electrical conductors, in close proximity to electrical conductors, overloaded circuits, damaged
or poorly maintained electrical leads, damaged electrical switches, leads in floor exposed to
traffic damage or water near electrical equipment?
Can anyone be injured by explosion of gases, vapours, liquids, dusts or other substances,
triggered by the operation of the plant or equipment or by material handled by the plant?
Fire while refuelling
10. Slipping, Tripping and Falling.
Can anyone using the plant, or in the vicinity of the equipment, slip, trip or fall due to uneven
or slippery surfaces, poor housekeeping, obstacles placed in the vicinity of the plant, working
at a height, lack of proper work platform, lack of proper stairs, lack of guard rails, unprotected
holes, poor working surfaces or steep walking surfaces?
Can anyone be injured due to poorly designed seating, repetitive body movement,
constrained body posture, the need to use excessive effort, inadequate or poorly designed
lighting, lack of consideration given to human error or a mismatch of the plant with human
traits and natural limitations?
Can anyone be suffocated due to lack of oxygen or be restricted by atmospheric contamination?
13. High Temperature or Fire.
Can anyone be injured by coming into contact with objects at high temperature or can anyone
be injured by fire?
Can anyone suffer ill health due to exposure due to high or low temperature?
Can anyone be subjected to noise in excess of the daily noise dose of one(1)?
Noise from machine.
Hearing loss if used over
16. Other hazards to consider.
Chemicals, Fumes, Dusts, Vibration, Radiation.
Commercial in confidence.