The world of cranes and various government safety legislation can be a tricky one to negotiate, the team at Kingy’s have created this glossary page to provide you with the best possible resources from industry authorities and governing bodies.

Vehicle stabilisers and outriggers

“The purpose of this safety alert is to highlight the risks associated with stabilisers and outriggers on trucks when travelling on public roads.

In February 2018 a truck, fitted with a vehicle loading crane (VLC), was driven along a road with its stabiliser extended. The stabiliser struck a parked vehicle, and a worker standing behind this vehicle was crushed and killed…”



“During the past 36 months, AS 2550.15 was prepared by the Committee ME-091, Concrete Placing Equipment, to supersede AS 2550.15: 1994 Cranes—Safe use, Part 15: Concrete placing equipment. The objective of this Standard is to specify the requirements that apply to concrete placing equipment, which are not cranes used for lifting, but share some common structural, mechanical and electrical elements of cranes…”

Concrete Pumping Associate of Australia, cpassoc

10 Year Major Inspections of mobile & tower cranes

“Considering that more than 1900 mobile cranes and in excess of 200 tower cranes are registered with WHSQ, the magnitude of the 10-year major inspection requirement is significant. It is estimated that at the time of introduction of the mandatory requirement for major inspections on 1 February 2007, approximately 50 per cent of all mobile and tower cranes in Queensland were more than 10 years old. While the introduction of the requirement led to the replacement of many older cranes with brand new ones, a significant number of older cranes required major inspections…”


Mobile Cranes code of practice 2006

“The purpose of this code of practice is to give practical advice about how to manage risks
associated with mobile cranes, vehicle-loading cranes and other mobile plant used as a
mobile crane to raise or lower a freely suspended load.”


Tower Crane Code of practice 2017

“This Tower Crane Code of Practice 2017 is an approved code of practice under section 274 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (the WHS Act)…A crane is an item of plant intended for raising or lowering a load and moving it horizontally including the supporting structure of the crane and its foundations…”


Rural Plant Code of Practice 2004

“The Rural plant Code of Practice is an approved code of practice under section 274 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (the WHS Act). An approved code of practice is a practical guide to achieving the standards of health, safety and welfare required under the WHS Act and the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 (the WHS Regulation)”