Australian Standard AS 1636 Tractors Roll-Over Protective Structures - Western Australia

Service summary

You will be required to comply with this standard if you use a powered mobile plant at your workplace, or if you import, supply, or manufacture mobile plant for workplace use, and the plant is fitted with a roll-over protective structure.

The standard specifies test procedures and minimum performance criteria for evaluating the effectiveness of roll-over protective structures. Your roll-over protective structures must comply with the performance criteria.

Powered mobile plant can, among other things, include tractors, mobile cranes and industrial lift trucks.

There are three parts to this standard depending on what sort of plant you use. The precise versions you must comply with are:

  • AS 1636.1-1996: Tractors - Roll-over protective structures - Criteria and tests - Conventional Tractors;
  • AS 1636.2-1996 : Tractors - Roll-over protective structures - Criteria and tests - Rear-mounted for Narrow-track Tractors; and
  • AS 1636.3-1996 : Tractors - Roll-over protective structures - Criteria and tests - Mid-mounted for Narrow-track Tractors.

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

Department of Commerce
WorkSafe Western Australia

Act(s) name

Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 (Western Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 (Western Australia)

Contact details

Enquiries Officer, Business Service Centre
Department of Commerce
WorkSafe Western Australia


Operating address:
Level 1, Mason Bird Building
303 Sevenoaks Street
Cannington
Western Australia 6107
Mailing address:
Locked Bag 14
Cloisters Square PO
Western Australia 6850

Phone:

1300307877
safety@commerce.wa.gov.au

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