Australian Standard AS 1636 Roll-over Protective Structures Criteria and Tests - Western Australia

Service summary

You will be required to comply with this standard if you are the manager, or principal employer at a mine and you intend to use earth moving machinery. Each agricultural tractor must be fitted with a roll over protective structure which complies with this standard.

This standard is referred to in the Catalogue of Australian Standards as AS 1636-1996 Tractors-Roll-over protective structures-Criteria and tests (3 parts):

AS 1636.1-1996 Tractors - Roll-over protective structures - Criteria and tests - Conventional tractors - Specifies the test procedures and minimum performance criteria for evaluating roll-over protective structures fitted to tractors having a rear track width generally greater than 1150 mm. It applies to driver-controlled tractors, but does not cover earth-moving equipment.

AS 1636.2-1996 : Tractors - Roll-over protective structures - Criteria and tests - Rear-mounted for narrow-track tractors - Specifies test procedures and minimum performance criteria for evaluating roll-over protective structures mounted behind the driver's seat on narrow-track tractors. It applies to driver-controlled tractors, but does not cover earthmoving machinery.

AS 1636.3-1996 : Tractors - Roll-over protective structures - Criteria and tests - Mid-mounted for narrow-track tractors - Specifies test procedures and minimum performance criteria for evaluating roll-over protective structures mounted in front of the driver's seat on narrow-track tractors. It applies to driver-controlled tractors, but does not cover earthmoving equipment.

The standard provides laboratory tests and specifies performance requirements for structures fitted to earth-moving and associated machines to provide protection for operators in the event of a machine rolling over or being struck by a falling object.

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.

Administering agency

Department of Mines and Petroleum
Resources Safety

Act(s) name

Mines Safety and Inspection Act 1994 (Western Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Mines Safety and Inspection Regulations 1995 (Western Australia)

Contact details

General Enquiries, Mines Safety
Department of Mines and Petroleum
Resources Safety


Operating address:
Mineral House
100 Plain Street
East Perth
Western Australia 6004
Mailing address:
Locked Bag 14
Cloisters Square PO
Western Australia 6850

Phone:

08 93588010
minessafety@dmp.wa.gov.au

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