Safe Work Australia invites views on crane licensing

Following the 2018 review of the model WHS laws, WHS ministers asked Safe Work Australia to review the high risk work licensing for cranes to ensure it remains relevant to contemporary work practices and equipment.

The review will gather evidence of any problems with crane licensing and identify any areas that could be improved.

Safe Work Australia has released a discussion paper on 5 May for a six-week consultation period until Thursday 16 June.

The discussion paper welcomes comments on any perceived issues with the model WHS laws related to crane licensing that may have significant impact on workers, business and the community. This includes issues related to:

  • crane licence classes, and
  • crane definitions.

Please note, due to data quality issues, data in the report on pages 5-8 was updated on 20 May 2022.

Audience

Safe Work Australia welcomes submissions from all stakeholders with an interest in the high risk work (HRW) licensing framework to provide their views, including businesses operating, supplying or manufacturing cranes, unions, workers, regulators, industry bodies, government departments and members of the public. We also encourage submissions from those involved in other HRW related to crane operations, particularly dogging and rigging work.

Related Materials

You can read more on Safe Work Australia's page on Cranes

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Consultation period has closed

The public consultation period has now closed. If you wish to provide a late submission, please email highriskwork@swa.gov.au.

Following the 2018 review of the model WHS laws, WHS ministers asked Safe Work Australia to review the high risk work licensing for cranes to ensure it remains relevant to contemporary work practices and equipment.

The review will gather evidence of any problems with crane licensing and identify any areas that could be improved.

Safe Work Australia has released a discussion paper on 5 May for a six-week consultation period until Thursday 16 June.

The discussion paper welcomes comments on any perceived issues with the model WHS laws related to crane licensing that may have significant impact on workers, business and the community. This includes issues related to:

  • crane licence classes, and
  • crane definitions.

Please note, due to data quality issues, data in the report on pages 5-8 was updated on 20 May 2022.

Audience

Safe Work Australia welcomes submissions from all stakeholders with an interest in the high risk work (HRW) licensing framework to provide their views, including businesses operating, supplying or manufacturing cranes, unions, workers, regulators, industry bodies, government departments and members of the public. We also encourage submissions from those involved in other HRW related to crane operations, particularly dogging and rigging work.

Related Materials

You can read more on Safe Work Australia's page on Cranes

Stay updated

Subscribe to the ‘work health and safety laws’ mailing list to receive alerts and updates about next steps for the review recommendations.

Consultation period has closed

The public consultation period has now closed. If you wish to provide a late submission, please email highriskwork@swa.gov.au.

  • CLOSED: The public consultation period has now closed. If you wish to provide a late submission please contact the High Risk Work team at highriskwork@swa.gov.au.

    Please provide your comments on the Draft discussion paper - Crane Licensing Review

    • By using the attached Public comment response form. You may answer some or all of the questions in the form, or raise other matters not explicitly addressed, as long as they are relevant to crane licensing. The form should be submitted using the link below. You will also be asked to provide some personal details prior to uploading.
    • You can also use the link  below to fill in a simple free text field with your response, if you do not wish to fill in the form.
    • If you are unable to use the link below, please email the attached Public comment response form and Submission Cover Sheet to highriskwork@swa.gov.au.
    • Note: you will not be able to save a draft of your comments/submission and come back to it later. 
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Page last updated: 23 Jun 2022, 12:12 PM