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.

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

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.

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.


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

Page last updated: 20 May 2022, 01:36 PM