What is a GA1 Certificate?

A GA1 Certificate is provided after certain types of equipment have been inspected. Inspections are carried out by qualified personnel. The inspections are in accordance with the Safety, Health & Welfare at Work Regulations of 2010.

Employers are required to ensure safe working conditions for their employees. This includes having equipment inspected regularly. If any equipment is deemed to be faulty, it should be remedied immediately or within a reasonable amount of time in accordance with the inspection results.

All equipment is required to be kept in good working order with adequate maintenance so as to reduce the risk of injury to employees.

What Types of Equipment are Inspected?

Our inspections include the following equipment:

  • Skid Steers
  • Evacuators 360
  • Mini-diggers
  • Backhoe 180
  • Telescopic Handlers
  • Dumpers
  • Fibre slings, and more. For a complete list of all the equipment we inspect, click here.

Inspection information includes:

  • Name of person conducting the inspection
  • Date of inspection
  • Location
  • Type of equipment being inspected
  • Identification of equipment
  • Location
  • Faults found
  • Details of remedies or actions to be taken
  • Deadlines for action items

Who needs a GA1 Certificate?

Any site that operates machinery. Any employee who operates the machinery at your site is entitled to see all inspection reports.

How Long is the Certificate Valid?

The GA1 Certificate is valid for 12 months. Other types of equipment needs inspection more frequently. The inspection frequency should be based on how quickly the equipment is likely to deteriorate.

For more information, contact us.

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