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Major Inspection Requirements for Cranes

Sunday, September 05, 2010

A safety alert has been issued from Workcover NSW - but any organisations in Australia involved in the use or hire of cranes should take note of this alert.

This safety alert clarifies the requirements for a major inspection of cranes at the nominal 10-year interval, as specified in AS2550.1-2002 Cranes, hoists and winches – Safe use – General requirements, and other specific parts.


All cranes must have a major inspection at the end of their design life, nominally 10 years for the mechanical components, unless the designer, or a specific part of AS2550, advises otherwise – it can be more or less than 10 years, depending on whether the history of the crane is known or unknown.


If the history of the crane is unknown, a major inspection must be undertaken 10 years from date of manufacture, unless the manufacturer, or a relevant part of AS2550, specifies a shorter time.

To find out more download the Safety Alert Here (PDF 361Kb)






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