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Changes to the Australian Standards Crane Hoists and Winches Part 11: Vehicle-Loading Cranes
11-Feb-2015

As of the 27th July 2014, the Australian Standards changed with some significant differences. One being any crane with a lifting capacity greater than 1000kg or 40,000Nm requires the stability of the vehicle to be included in the safety function of the rated capacity limiter.

Clause 5.6.1.3: Warning both visible and audible from the driving position shall indicate the boom is not stowed. This can be acknowledged by a button or signal from the handbrake

Clause 5.6.1.5: Cranes equipped with manual leg extensions shall have a visible and audible warning in the driving position to indicate the stabilisers are not locked, hydraulic extensions shall have a visible and audible warning in the driving position to indicate when the stabilisers are not in the transport position 

Clause 5.6.1.8: For cranes with greater than 1000kg capacity or 40,000Nm, the stability of the vehicle shall be included in in the safety function of the rated capacity limiter.  

Clause 5.8.1: Operator Protection System: OPS removal of administrative means.

Clause 5.4.3.2: Manual stabilisers (and manual auxiliary stabilisers) shall be locked by two separate locking devices, at least one of these shall be automatic.

Major changes consists of: 

  • Harmonisation of Australian Standards with European Standards. 
    That means that Australia has adopted the European Standard EN12.999 as the main portion of the new AS1418.11 2014 
  • Addition of an Appendix ZZ for Australian modifications.
    This allows the European Standard to be modified for Australian requirements and conditions 

 

Standard Exemptions 

  • This standard does not apply to vehicle loading cranes where all functions are manually powered. 
  • This standard DOES NOT APPLY TO vehicle loading cranes intended for pick and carry operations. Requirements for vehicle loading cranes intended for such operations are given in AS 1418.5