What it contains

This document advises employers about their occupational health and safety duties (OHS) to complete major safety inspections of cranes, hoists and winches. It explains:

  • how to conduct major inspections of cranes, hoists and winches
  • maintenance factors that affect the condition and safe use of equipment
  • how often employers should conduct major inspections
  • what to look for during equipment inspections
  • how to ensure equipment is safe for continued use
  • how to keep inspection records