Safe Work Australia invites views on crane licensing

Safe Work Australia is reviewing the high risk work licensing for cranes to ensure it remains relevant to contemporary work practices and equipment.

A discussion paper on crane licensing is now open for public consultation. Submissions are open until Thursday 16 June and can be made online.

We invite all stakeholders with an interest in the high risk work (HRW) licensing framework to provide their views, such as 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.

The discussion paper will focus on any perceived issues with the model WHS laws related to crane licensing that may have a significant impact on workers, businesses and the community, including issues related to:

  • crane licence classes, and
  • crane definitions.

Information and evidence gathered will be used to identify any areas that could be improved and assist ministers in deciding whether amendments to the model laws or other action may be needed.

Submissions can be made online. We have set up a consultation page with information and details on how you can participate.