British Standard BS 463: Specification for Sockets for Wire Ropes - Australian Capital Territory

Service summary

You must comply with this standard if you manufacture or use wire rope in scaffolding. This standard sets out the minimum requirements for:

  • Sockets for wire rope; and
  • Other types of fittings for wire rope.

This standard is referenced to in the Catalogue of Australian Standards in two instances:

  • BS 463-1:1958: Specification for sockets for wire ropes. Inch units; and
  • BS 463-2:1958: Specification for sockets for wire ropes. Metric units.

These standards specify materials and dimensions of drop-forged sockets of the open or closed type, for wire ropes of 5/16 in to 1 5/8 (8mm to 56mm) in diameter.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Administering agency

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate
Access Canberra
WorkSafe ACT

Act(s) name

Scaffolding and Lifts Act 1912 (Australian Capital Territory)

Regulation(s) name

Scaffolding and Lifts Regulation 1950 (Australian Capital Territory)

Contact details

General Enquiries
Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate
Access Canberra
WorkSafe ACT

Phone:

02 62073000

Fax:

02 62050336

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