British Standards Specification BS 590:1935 - Australian Capital Territory


You must comply with this standard if you manufacture or use mild steel chains for use in scaffolding.

The standard referenced in the legislation has been superseded by BS 6405-1984: Specification for non-calibrated short link steel chain (grade 30) for general engineering purposes: class 1 and 2. It details requirements for non-calibrated electrically welded, round steel short link chains.

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 62073000
Fax: 02 62050336