Adherence to stringent standards is paramount when lifting and rigging to ensure safety, reliability, and regulation compliance. In Australia, the use of lifting hardware is governed by specific standards set forth to safeguard operations and minimise risks. Our Know How will shed light on the critical importance of Australian standards for lifting hardware.

Checklist iconImportance of Standards in Lifting Hardware

  • Safety and Reliability: Australian standards for lifting hardware establish stringent criteria and requirements to ensure the safety and reliability of equipment used in lifting and rigging operations.
  • Compliance: Adhering to these standards is not just a best practice but a legal requirement, ensuring operations align with industry norms and regulations.
  • Quality Assurance: Standards provide a benchmark for the quality of lifting hardware, assuring users of their performance under specified conditions.

A navy circle with a white question mark at its centre.Understanding Compliance Requirements

  • Usage and Inspection:  Australian standards provide guidelines for the correct usage, inspection, and maintenance of lifting hardware, ensuring ongoing safety and reliability.
  • Certifications and Markings: Hardware compliant with these standards are typically marked with specific labels or certifications indicating their conformity, aiding users in selecting appropriate equipment.
  • Responsibility: Users and operators ensure the lifting hardware complies with Australian standards and is used within specified guidelines.

A cartoon key icon symbolises CERTEX Lifting's ability to solve any lifting and rigging problem correctly. Key Australian Standards for Lifting Hardware

  • AS1353.1 1997 - Flat synthetic-webbing slings - Part 1: Product specifications
  • AS1353.2 1997 - Flat synthetic-webbing slings - Part 2 Care and useAS1418.1 - 2021 - Cranes, hoists and winches - Part 1: General requirements
  • AS1418.17:1996Cranes (including hoists and winches), Part 17: Design and construction of workboxes
  • AS1666.1 - 2009 - Wire-rope slings - Part 1: Product specification
  • AS1666.2 - 2009 - Wire-rope slings - Part 2: Care and use
  • AS1891.1:2020 -Personal equipment for work at height - Part 1: Manufacturing requirements for full body combination and lower body harnesses
  • AS1891.2:2001 - Industrial fall-arrest systems and devices, Part 2: Horizontal lifeline and rail system
  • AS/NZS1891.2 SUPP1:2001 - Industrial fall-arrest systems and devices - Part 2: Horizontal lifeline and rail systems - Prescribed configurations for horizontal lifelines (Supplement to AS/NZS 1891.2:2001)
  • AS/NZS1891.3:2020 - Personal equipment for work at height – Part 3: Fall-arrest devices
  • AS/NZS1891.4:2009 - Industrial fall-arrest systems and devices - Part 4: Selection, use and maintenance
  • AS2089-2008 - Sheave blocks for lifting purposes
  • AS2317.1:2018 - lifting points - Part 1: Collared eye bolts and collared eye nuts - Grade 4
  • AS2318-2006 - Swivels for lifting applicationsAS2319-2001 - Rigging screws and turnbuckles
  • AS2321:2014 - Short-link chain for lifting purposesAS2741-2002 - Shackles
  • AS2759-2004 - Steel wire rope - Use, operation and maintenanceAS3569-2010 - Steel wire ropes - Product specification
  • AS3585-2008 - End fittings for synthetic flat-webbing and round slings
  • AS3775.1 :2014 - Chain slings for lifting purposes - Grade T(80) and V(100) - Part 1: Product specification
  • AS3775.2:2014 - Chain slings for lifting purposes - Grade T(80) and V(100) - Part 2: Care and use
  • AS3776:2015 -  Lifting components for Grade T(80) and V(100) chain slings
  • AS3850.1:2015 - Prefabricated concrete elements - General requirements
  • AS4497:2018 - Roundslings - Synthetic FibreAS4991-2004 - Roundslings - Synthetic Fibre

At CERTEX Lifting, we prioritise safety and compliance by offering a range of lifting hardware that meets and exceeds Australian standards. Our commitment extends beyond providing quality equipment; we aim to empower our clients with knowledge and solutions that ensure safe lifting and rigging operations.

Contact us today to explore our range of lifting hardware that adheres to Australian standards, ensuring reliability, safety, and compliance in your lifting and rigging endeavours.


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