General requirements

Tower cranes are an indispensable part of modern high rise construction, however, while reliable and robust, they carry significant hazards.

Item and design registration

Plant with a high level risk of harm associated with its operation, use or maintenance, must be registered by the owner, lessee or controller of the plant.  Tower cranes require both design and item registration.

Inspection and maintenance

There are specific laws regarding the major inspection and maintenance of tower cranes.

High risk work licence

A high risk work licence is required for certain types of work, including tower crane operation.

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