Australian Standard Specification C.B.2-1938 - Crane and Hoist Code - Australian Capital Territory

Service summary

You must comply with this standard if you install or use cranes, hoists, plant or scaffolding.

This standard referenced in legislation has been superseded and is referred to in the Catalogue of Australian Standards as:

  • AS 1418.1-2002 General Requirements;
  • AS 1418.3-1997 Bridge, Gantry and Portal Cranes (including container cranes);
  • AS 1418.7-1999 Builders' Hoists and Equipment;
  • AS 2549-1996 Cranes (including Hoists and Winches); and
  • AS 2550 Cranes, Hoists and Winches - Safe Use Set.

These standards address numerous requirements for cranes, including those related to:

  • Classification and load rating;
  • Structure;
  • Stability;
  • Lift mechanisms;
  • Access from fixed platforms;
  • Speed limitations; and
  • Access clearance.

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


02 6207 3000


02 6205 0336


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