You will need to comply with this standard if you are the manager, or principal employer at a mine and you intend to use earth moving machinery. Each agricultural tractor must be fitted with a roll over protective structure which complies with this standard.
This standard is referred to in the Catalogue of Australian Standards as AS 1636-1996 Tractors-Roll-over protective structures-Criteria and tests (3 parts):
- AS 1636.1-1996 Tractors - Roll-over protective structures - Criteria and tests - Conventional tractors
- AS 1636.2-1996 Tractors - Roll-over protective structures - Criteria and tests - Rear-mounted for narrow-track tractors
- AS 1636.3-1996 Tractors - Roll-over protective structures - Criteria and tests - Mid-mounted for narrow-track tractors.
The standard provides laboratory tests and specifies performance requirements for structures fitted to earth-moving and associated machines to provide protection for operators in the event of a machine rolling over or being struck by a falling object.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.