Submitting a project management plan (PMP)

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PMPs must be submitted online using the Safety Regulation System (SRS).

What should be included in the project management plan (PMP) submission?

The submission for a project management plan (PMP) should contain relevant information at a level of detail corresponding with:

  • information available at the time of its preparation
  • the nature and scale of the operational and occupational health and safety hazards foreseen for the project.

Detailed help about the contents of a PMP is available online within the Safety Regulation System (SRS).

Who is responsible for the submission?

A representative of the principal employer is responsible for developing and submitting the PMP.

If there is a significant change to an operation after approval of the PMP, the district inspector should be contacted to discuss whether additional information is required.

Lodging a PMP

Submitting a PMP is now an online operation using SRS – Approvals.

Preparing a PMP for submission is a guided, step-by-step approach, with extensive online help facilities available. Unique identification numbers allow PMPs to be saved and re-called for further development over a number of sessions.

Following submission, feedback will be provided on assessment of the PMP. The company must nominate at least one administrator to register online for SRS access before a PMP can be submitted.

The company must nominate at least one administrator to register online for SRS access before a PMP can be submitted.

Related information

Below is a list of documents that you may find useful.

Submission of a project management plan (PMP) - guide - 105 Kb

This guide provides information on legislative requirements, submission of a PMP, content of the PMP and a checklist.

Checklist for submission of a project management plan (PMP) - template - 126 Kb

This is checklist on the submission of a project management plan (PMP).

Please note if a company is nominating to store and handle large quantities of dangerous goods or explosives, an application for the relevant licences will also need to be completed

For more information on dangerous goods licensing, visit dangerous goods applications


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