Australian Standard Specification (E) L.507-1941 - Australian Capital Territory


You must comply with this standard if you manufacture or use sisal fibre rope for scaffolding purposes. This standard referenced in the legislation has been superseded and is replaced by:

  • AS 4142.1-1993 Care and safe usage;
  • AS 4142.2-1993 Three-strand hawser-laid and eight-strand plaited; and
  • AS 4143.1-1993 Dimensions, linear density, breaking force and elongation.

These standards give guidance on the selection, care, inspection and maintenance of fibre ropes. Recommendations for the safe usage of ropes are also included. They also specify apparatus, procedures and calculations for measuring the diameter, length of lay, linear density, breaking force and elongation of fibre ropes.

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 is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Act(s) name

Scaffolding and Lifts Act 1912 ACT

Regulation(s) name

Scaffolding and Lifts Regulation 1950 ACT

Administering agency

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate

Access Canberra

WorkSafe ACT

Contact details

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General Enquiries

WorkSafe ACT

Access Canberra

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate

Phone: 02 62073000
Fax: 02 62050336