Cranes guidance material

This guidance provides information for PCBUs on how to manage the risks at a workplace associated with the inspection, maintenance and operation of cranes and other plant types, including quick hitches for earthmoving machinery.
It includes:

  • guidance on managing risks associated with cranes, including tower cranes and mobile cranes
  • information sheets on how to manage risks associated with a number of crane variants and attachments, including:
    • bridge and gantry cranes
    • powered mobile plant used as a crane
    • vessel mounted cranes
    • vehicle loading cranes, and
    • crane-lifted work boxes
  • an information sheet on quick hitches for earthmoving machinery.

The Guide to Tower Cranes was amended on 21 March 2016 and republished in July 2016. An amendments table listing the amendments is included in the current version below. The previous version of the Guide, published in December 2015, is located on the historical versions page. The content of the other documents in the cranes guidance material package has not changed since they were last published in December 2015.

Related materials

For information on high risk work licensing requirements for crane operation see:

For more information on the risks associated with plant see: Code of Practice – Managing the Risks of Plant in the Workplace.
For more information on high risk work see: high risk work categories and related licensing requirements.

Publication Information

Topic: Plant and equipment
Type: Guidance material
Industry: General
Publication Date: 15/08/2016

ISBNTitle / DownloadFile FormatFile Size
978-1-76028-475-6docx 0.4 Guide to Tower Cranesdocx1.67 MB
978-1-76028-492-3zip 01. All Cranes Guidance Materialzip15.61 MB
978-1-76028-472-5pdf 02. General Guide for Cranespdf499.85 kB
978-1-76028-473-2docx 02. General Guide for Cranesdocx151.87 kB
978-1-76028-470-1pdf 03. Guide to Mobile Cranespdf463.12 kB
978-1-76028-471-8docx 03. Guide to Mobile Cranesdocx2.16 MB
978-1-76028-474-9pdf 04. Guide to Tower Cranespdf226.52 kB
978-1-76028-476-3pdf 05. Guide to Inspecting and Maintaining Cranespdf231.52 kB
978-1-76028-477-0docx 05. Guide to Inspecting and Maintaining Cranesdocx715.54 kB
978-1-76028-476-3pdf 06. Bridge and Gantry Cranes Information Sheetpdf652.58 kB
978-1-76028-479-4docx 06. Bridge and Gantry Cranes Information Sheetdocx3.81 MB
978-1-76028-482-4pdf 07. Vehicle Loading Cranes Information Sheetpdf336.19 kB
978-1-76028-483-1docx 07. Vehicle Loading Cranes Information Sheetdocx1.23 MB
978-1-76028-480-0pdf 08. Vessel-Mounted Cranes Information Sheetpdf222.56 kB
978-1-76028-481-7docx 08. Vessel-Mounted Cranes Information Sheetdocx324.66 kB
978-1-76028-484-8pdf 09. Crane-Lifted Work Boxes Information Sheetpdf730.79 kB
978-1-76028-485-5docx 09. Crane-Lifted Work Boxes Information Sheetdocx2.69 MB
978-1-76028-488-6pdf 10. Using Other Powered Mobile Plant as a Crane Information Sheetpdf587.22 kB
978-1-76028-489-3docx 10. Using Other Powered Mobile Plant as a Crane Information Sheetdocx2.14 MB
978-1-76028-486-2pdf 11. Quick-Hitches for Earthmoving Machinery Information Sheetpdf302.29 kB
978-1-76028-487-9docx 11. Quick-Hitches for Earthmoving Machinery Information Sheetdocx1.01 MB

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