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.
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.
Department of Commerce
WorkSafe Western Australia
Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 (Western Australia)
Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 (Western Australia)
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