Design Verification

Our consulting design verification services comprise design review including, structural/mechanical and functional assessment, determination of Australian Standard compliance, testing and application to the relevant authorities on behalf of the client. These services can be performed on the following plant equipment:


Machinery including:

  • Ground Support Equipment (GSE)
  • Fire Units, Fire Appliance

Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP) including the following to AS1418.10:

  • Boom Lift
  • Scissor Lift
  • Vertical Mast
  • Cable Placer
  • Catering truck

Mobile Cranes including the following to AS 1418.5:

  • Pole Erector/Borer
  • Pole Recovery Unit (PERU)
  • Digger Derrick

Telehandler including the following to AS1418.19:

  • Telescopic Handler
  • Variable Reach Truck
  • Variable Reach Fork Lift

Crane including the following to AS1418:

  • Gantry Crane
  • Bridge Crane
  • Mobile Crane
  • Jib Crane
  • Truck Crane
  • Loader Crane
  • Vehicle Loading Crane (VLC)

Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment

We provide hazard identification and risk assessments to manufacturers, suppliers and end users of elevating work platform, telehandlers, mobile cranes and various other types of plant equipment.


Wenn Wilkinson can act as an expert witness in cases before the courts concerning personal accident claims, damages suits, inquests and Occupational Health and Safety proceedings. Wenn Wilkinson has a long standing experience in this area using Peters past company experience of over 25 years and since Wenn Wilkinson commenced in 2006. Wenn Wilkinson has assisted in the following case types; accidents and incidents where equipment has overturned, collapsed or failed which has resulted in injuries and/or deaths.

Wenn Wilkinson offers:

  • Independent, credible evidence
  • Investigation of defects
  • Preparation of defect and audit reports, as well as technical specifications
  • Compliance reports
  • Risk Assessments, Condition Monitoring and Forensic Failure Analysis
  • Extensive knowledge and experience with courts and other tribunals
  • Failure analysis experts and forensic engineering investigators can make the difference between success or failure in the courtroom.

Forensic Investigations

Our investigations serve both manufacturers and end users. We focus on troubleshooting machines where damage or failure has occurred. Our reports will outline the description of the problem, the nature of the failure mechanism and a list of options for repair/ modification focused on elimination of the source.

Design Services

We serve the special needs of each industry, specifications can be prepared for the fabrication and repair of structures, mechanisms and controls systems.