Plant & Equipment Acquisition/Purchasing
It is important that all items purchased by/for the School are tracked and monitored to ensure that the appropriate maintenance and electrical testing is conducted.
All equipment used in the School must also be assessed for Hazards and Risk. Any regulation requirements must be completed, all operators need to be trained and an appropriate Safe Operating Procedure prepared if required. The item is entered into the School Plant/Equipment Register.
To ensure this occurs the following procedure has be devised if this procedure is not followed no order will be placed.Step 1: [Compulsory for all equipment purchases] The University Plant, Acquisition, Installation and Commissioning Checklist completed.
This checklist includes the completion of the following important requirements:
- Risk Assessment
- Relevant Safe Operating Procedures
- Any relevant equipment registration requirements
Step 2: [Must be completed for all capital expenditure] The Capital Expenditure Authorisation Request & Notification of Asset Change must be completed.
Step 3: Return a copy of all paperwork (once approved by Head of School/School Manager) to the School Safety Officer.
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