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NHVR and CICA seek feedback on draft code of practice

The NHVR has released a draft code of practice for the crane industry, alongside CICA

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) has announced a new draft industry code of practice with the Crane Industry Council of Australia (CICA) for the crane industry.

The draft crane code has been developed to assist the crane industry and associated businesses in complying with the primary duty.

The new draft code of practice will allow industry participants and members of the public to review and comment on it before it’s assessed for registration.

NHVR chief safety and productivity officer David Hourigan says mobile cranes play an essential role for infrastructure and construction projects across Australia.

“As with all heavy vehicles on our roads, mobile cranes must adhere to the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL), that applies to all vehicles over 4.5 tonnes in most states and territories,” Hourigan says.

“Many of the risks associated with the use of mobile cranes arise because of their mass and dimensions, the forward projection of their boom and their use in urban areas and high traffic environments.

“The way a crane is built can impact how it moves on the road.”

The code is available for feedback for the next 30 days.

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