Cranes guidance material

This guidance provides information 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

Audience

You should use this guidance if you are a worker or manage a worker who performs inspection, maintenance or operates a crane or quick hitches for earthmoving machinery, or require specific guidance on the crane operations listed above.

Related materials

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

For more information on the risks associated with plant see:

Further information high risk work categories and related licensing requirements.

Publication Information

Topic: Plant and equipment
Type: Guidance material
Industry: General
Publication Date: 7/12/2015

ISBNTitle / DownloadFile FormatFile Size
978-1-76028-492-3zip 01. All Cranes Guidance Materialzip15.63 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 Cranespdf265.16 kB
978-1-76028-475-6docx 04. Guide to Tower Cranesdocx1.67 MB
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

Feedback

Questions should be emailed to info@swa.gov.au.

Quick links and Initiatives

Initiatives

Information Publication Scheme FOI Disclosure Log

Bottom navigation