British Standard BS 716-1937 - Australian Capital Territory


You must comply with this standard if you install scaffolding on construction projects. The standards outline the maximum load that can be taken by:

  • Mild steel rigging screws;
  • Stretching screws;
  • Turnbuckles; and
  • Analogous fittings.

This standard referenced in legislation has been superseded by BS 4429:1987 Specification for Rigging Screws and Turnbuckles for General Engineering, Lifting Purposes and Pipe Hanger Applications. It specifies rules for the use of materials, components, dimensions, finishes and also for tests for rigging screws (8-100 mm thread size) and turnbuckles (8-72 mm thread size).

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