SWA seeks feedback about high risk work licensing for cranes

Monday, 09 May, 2022

SWA seeks feedback about high risk work licensing for cranes

Safe Work Australia has invited all stakeholders with an interest in the high risk work (HRW) licensing framework to share their views on a discussion paper about crane licensing, to ensure that high risk licensing for cranes remains relevant to contemporary work practices and equipment. The discussion paper is open for public consultation, with submissions to be accepted until 16 June 2022.

All stakeholders are invited to comment, including businesses operating, supplying or manufacturing cranes, unions, workers, regulators, industry bodies, government departments and members of the public. Safe Work Australia has also encouraged submissions from those involved in other HRW related to crane operations, particularly dogging and rigging work.

The discussion paper will focus on any perceived issues with the model WHS laws related to crane licensing that impact workers, businesses and the community, including issues related to crane licence classes and crane definitions. Information and evidence gathered will be used to identify any areas that could be improved and assist ministers in deciding whether amendments to the model laws or other action may be needed.

Submissions can be made online, with a consultation page that provides information and details on how interested stakeholders can participate.

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