You will be required to comply with these standards if you operate an Australian registered SOLAS ship.
A SOLAS ship is a ship to which the Safety of Life at Sea Convention (SOLAS) applies (all ships entitled to fly the flag of Australia).
Machinery space lifting gear must not be used until it has been tested, examined and certificated:
- For wire rope slings, in accordance with Australian Standard AS 1666 (Wire Rope Slings);
- For shackles, in accordance with Australian Standard AS 1418.2 (Shackles);
- For chain blocks, in accordance with Australian Standard AS 1418.2 (Cranes (including hoists and Winches) Part 2 - Serial Hoists and Winches); and
- For eyebolts, in accordance with Australian Standard AS 2317 (Collared Eye Bolts)
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.
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.
Australian Standards for Component of Machinery Space Lifting Gear - Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.
Australian Maritime Safety Authority
Ship Safety Division
Navigation Act 2012 (Australian Government)
Marine Order 12 (Construction - Subdivision and Stability, Machinery and Electrical Installations) 2016 (Australian Government)
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