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High risk work licences and classes of high risk work

High risk work licence

Description of class of high risk work

Basic scaffolding

Scaffolding work involving any of the following:

  • modular or pre-fabricated scaffolds
  • cantilevered materials hoists with a maximum working load of 500 kilograms
  • ropes
  • gin wheels
  • safety nets and static lines, and
  • bracket scaffolds (tank and formwork).

Intermediate scaffolding

Scaffolding work involving any of the following:

  • cantilevered crane loading platforms
  • cantilevered scaffolds
  • spur scaffolds
  • barrow ramps and sloping platforms
  • scaffolding associated with perimeter safety screens and shutters
  • mast climbing work platforms, and
  • tube and coupler scaffolds (including tube and coupler covered ways and gantries).

Advanced scaffolding

Scaffolding work involving any of the following:

  • cantilevered hoists
  • hung scaffolds, including scaffolds hung from tubes, wire ropes or chains
  • suspended scaffolds.

Dogging

Dogging work

Basic rigging

Rigging work involving any of the following:

  • structural steel erection
  • hoists
  • pre cast concrete members of a structure
  • safety nets and static lines
  • mast climbing work platforms
  • perimeter safety screens and shutters, and
  • cantilevered crane loading platforms.

Intermediate rigging

Rigging work involving any of the following:

  • hoists with jibs and self-climbing hoists
  • cranes, conveyors, dredges and excavators
  • tilt slabs
  • demolition of structures or plant, and
  • dual lifts.

Advanced rigging

Rigging work involving any of the following:

  • gin poles and shear legs
  • flying foxes and cable ways
  • guyed derricks and structures, and
  • suspended scaffolds and fabricated hung scaffolds.

Tower crane

Use of a tower crane

Self-erecting tower crane

Use of a self-erecting tower crane

Derrick crane

Use of a derrick crane

Portal boom crane

Use of a portal boom crane

Bridge and gantry crane

Use of a bridge crane or gantry crane that is:

  • controlled from a permanent cabin or control station on the crane
  • remotely controlled and having more than 3 powered operations, including the application of load estimation and slinging techniques to move a load.

Vehicle loading crane

Use of a vehicle loading crane with a capacity of 10 metre tonnes or more, including the application of load estimation and slinging techniques to move a load.

Non slewing mobile crane

Use of a non-slewing mobile crane with a capacity exceeding 3 tonnes

Slewing mobile crane—with a capacity up to 20 tonnes

Use of a slewing mobile crane with a capacity of 20 tonnes or less

Slewing mobile crane—with a capacity up to 60 tonnes

Use of a slewing mobile crane with a capacity of 60 tonnes or less

Slewing mobile crane—with a capacity up to 100 tonnes

Use of a slewing mobile crane with a capacity of 100 tonnes or less

Slewing mobile crane—with a capacity over 100 tonnes

Use of a slewing mobile crane with a capacity exceeding 100 tonnes

Materials hoist

Use of a materials hoist

Personnel and materials hoist

Use of a personnel and materials hoist

Boom type elevating work platform

Use of a boom-type elevating work platform where the length of the boom is 11 metres or more

Concrete placing boom

Use of a concrete placing boom

Reach stacker

Operation of a reach stacker of greater than 3 tonnes capacity that incorporates an attachment for lifting, moving and travelling with a shipping container, but does not include a portainer crane

Forklift truck

Use of a forklift truck other than an order picking forklift truck

Order picking forklift truck

Use of an order picking forklift truck

Standard boiler operation

Operation of a boiler with a single fuel source that does not have a pre heater, superheater or economiser attached

Advanced boiler operation

Operation of a boiler, including a standard boiler, which may have one or more of the following:

  • multiple fuel sources
  • pre-heater
  • superheater
  • economiser.

Steam turbine operation

Operation of a turbine that has an output of 500 kilowatts or more and:

  • is multi wheeled
  • is capable of a speed greater than 3600 revolutions per minute
  • has attached condensers
  • has a multi-staged heat exchange extraction process.

Reciprocating steam engine

Operation of a reciprocating steam engine where the diameter of any piston exceeds 250 millimetres

Further advice

SWA is not a WHS regulator and cannot advise you about high risk work licences. If you need help, please contact your state or territory work health and safety regulator.

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Last modified on Wednesday 15 March 2017 [6556|26866]