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Cranes and hoists

Boom type elevating work platform - WP

Information about what a boom type elevating work platform is, and what high risk work licence you need to operate one.

Bridge and gantry crane licence - CB

This licence class includes bridge and gantry cranes controlled from a permanent cabin, control station or remotely controlled with more than three powered operations.

Concrete placing boom - PB

If you plan to operate a concrete placing boom, you will need to apply for a PB high risk work licence.

Materials hoist with cantilever platform - HM

A materials hoist is a builder's hoist where only goods or materials and not personnel, may be hoisted.

Personnel and materials hoist - HP

A materials or personnel hoist is a builder's hoist where personnel, goods and/or materials are hoisted.

Reach stacker - RS

The reach stacker licence covers powered reach stackers with an attachment for lifting, lowering, moving and travelling with a shipping container.

Slewing mobile cranes

Information about which high risk work licence is needed for slewing mobile cranes, including cranes with a capacity over 100 tonnes.

Other cranes

Licencing information for other types of crane, including derrick, non-slewing mobile, portable boom, tower and vehicle loading cranes.

Crane encompassment and high risk work

Information about crane encompassment and high risk work licences.

Earthmoving or particular crane occupational classes

Workers no longer need to hold an earthmoving or particular crane certificate to operate various types of equipment.

Last updated
29 June 2015

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