Australian Standard Specification C.B.2-1938 - Crane and Hoist Code - Australian Capital Territory


You must comply with this standard if you install or use cranes, hoists, plant or scaffolding.

This standard referenced in legislation has been superseded and is referred to in the Catalogue of Australian Standards as:

  • AS 1418.1-2002 General Requirements;
  • AS 1418.3-1997 Bridge, Gantry and Portal Cranes (including container cranes);
  • AS 1418.7-1999 Builders' Hoists and Equipment;
  • AS 2549-1996 Cranes (including Hoists and Winches); and
  • AS 2550 Cranes, Hoists and Winches - Safe Use Set.

These standards address numerous requirements for cranes, including those related to:

  • Classification and load rating;
  • Structure;
  • Stability;
  • Lift mechanisms;
  • Access from fixed platforms;
  • Speed limitations; and
  • Access clearance.

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.

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 6207 3000
Fax: 02 6205 0336