You will be required to comply with these standards if you operate an Australian registered SOLAS ship.
A SOLAS ship is a ship to which the Safety of Life at Sea Convention (SOLAS) applies (all ships entitled to fly the flag of Australia).
Machinery space lifting gear must not be used until it has been tested, examined and certificated:
- For wire rope slings, in accordance with Australian Standard AS 1666 (Wire Rope Slings);
- For shackles, in accordance with Australian Standard AS 1418.2 (Shackles);
- For chain blocks, in accordance with Australian Standard AS 1418.2 (Cranes (including hoists and Winches) Part 2 - Serial Hoists and Winches); and
- For eyebolts, in accordance with Australian Standard AS 2317 (Collared Eye Bolts)
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.