What is the TSHA Registered Inspectors Program?
The TSHA Registered Inspector program is a national initiative whereby inspectors are formally vetted and verified to ensure they possess the level of experience and expertise required to undertake periodic (annual) inspections of telescopic handlers as required by AS2550.19
Australian Standard 2550.19 Cranes, hoists and winches – Safe use – Part 19: Telescopic Handlers indicates that a competent person is required when completing periodic (annual) inspections on telescopic handlers.
The definition in AS2550.19 of a competent person is:
“ A person who has acquired through training, qualification, experience or a combination of these, the knowledge and skill enabling that person to correctly perform the required task. “
The holder of a TSHA Registered Inspector card is an individual whose collective training and experience has been formally reviewed and is deemed competent to perform periodic inspections on telescopic handlers as required by AS2550.19.
An applicant wishing to hold a TSHA Registered Inspector card is required to:
– Be employed by a Member Company of the TSHA
– Be nominated and sponsored by their employer
– Submit a completed application form containing relevant training, qualifications and experience for formal assessment and verification.
Applicants are required to document and provide physical evidence of their industry training, qualifications and experience covering:
– Industry experience: inspection experience and years in the industry
– Training Courses attended: Manufacturers training courses and any other relevant technical courses
– Professional/Trade related qualifications: e.g. qualified diesel mechanic, electrician etc.
– Professional/Trade related Licences/cards: TSHA Gold card, CN Licence etc.
– Documentation supplied: physical evidence (copies) of inspections, qualifications and licences
All applications are reviewed by the TSHA. Successful applicants will be issued a TSHA Registered Inspector card valid for 5 years. The applicant’s details are entered into the TSHA Registered Inspector database. It should be noted that the TSHA Registered Inspector status is valid only whilst the Registered Inspector remains employed by the member company that endorsed their registration. Cards are renewed by providing updated details of training/experience or new employment status.