Information to consider before purchasing plant, equipment or chemicals


Health & Safety: Purchasing requirements


Safety Bulletin 2019/03: Pre-purchase assessment

Australian Standards commonly used in purchasing

A health and safety prepurchase checklist is essential to ensure that, before you decide to purchase plant, equipment or chemicals, you have considered:

  • The potential risks to the health and safety of people or the environment associated with the item purchased
  • how you will eliminate or mitigate these risks; and
  • what new or additional hazards will be present in your workplace or systems of work as a result of the purchase

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