Australian Standards for Components of Machinery Space Lifting Gear - Australian Government

Service summary

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.

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.

Other resources

 Resources
Comply

Australian Standards for Component of Machinery Space Lifting Gear - Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Administering agency

Australian Maritime Safety Authority
Ship Safety Division

Act(s) name

Navigation Act 2012 (Australian Government)

Regulation(s) name

Marine Order 12 (Construction - subdivision and stability, machinery and electrical installations) 2016 (Australian Government)

Contact details

Enquiries
Australian Maritime Safety Authority
Ship Safety Division


Operating address:
82 Northbourne Avenue
Braddon
Australian Capital Territory 2612
Mailing address:
GPO BOX 2181
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601

Phone:

02 62795000

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