Australian Standards for Lifting Equipment

What Australian Standards are relevant for lifting equipment?

Many of the standards that are relevant to the lifting marketplace here in Australia are produced by the ME-025 Lifting Tackle committee at Standards Australia—the nation’s peak nongovernment, not-for-profit standards organisation.

It’s expertise and main responsibility is the development and adoption of standards in Australia. Standards Australia also facilitates Australian participation in international standards development. It forms technical committees (ME-025 Lifting Tackle, for example) by bringing together relevant parties and stakeholders. AS 3776:2015 Lifting components for Grade T(80) and V(100) chain slings, for instance, references testing throughout its 50+ pages.

Through a process of consensus, Standards Australia committees develop standards for Australia’s net benefit. The work of Standards Australia enhances the nation’s economic efficiency, international competitiveness and contributes to community demand for a safe and sustainable environment.

Standards can be purchased from SAI Global.

NOTE: These links were current at publishing but may have been updated. Please contact SAI Global or Standards Australia to ensure that you are purchasing the current standard.


Standard Number
AS 1138- 2008Thimbles for Wire Rope
AS 1353.1-1997Flat Synthetic Webbing Slings Part 1: Product Specification
AS 1353.2-1997Flat Synthetic Webbing Slings Part 2: Care and Use
AS 1418.1-2002Cranes, Hoists and Winches Part 1: General Requirements
AS 1418.2-1997Cranes, Hoists and Winches Part 2: Serial hoists and winches
AS 1418.3 – 1997Cranes, Hoists and Winches Part 3: Bridge, gantry and portal cranes (including container cranes)
AS 1418.17 – 2002Cranes, Hoists and Winches Part 17: Design and construction of workboxes
AS 1418.18 – 2001Cranes, Hoists and Winches Part 18: Crane runways and monorails
AS 1666.1 – 2009Wire Rope Slings Part 1: Product Specification
AS 1666.2 – 2009Wire Rope Slings Part 2: Care and Use 
AS 2076 – 1996Wire Rope Grips for Non-Lifting Applications
AS 2089 – 2008Sheave Blocks for Lifting Purposes
AS 2317.1 – 2018Lifting Points Part 1: Collared eyebolts and collared eyenuts – Grade 4
AS 2318- 2006Swivels for lifting applications
AS 2319 – 2001Rigging Screws and Turnbuckles
AS 2321: 2014Short-link chain for lifting purposes
AS 2359.1 – 2015Powered Industrial Trucks Part 1 – General Requirements
AS 2550.1 – 2011Cranes, Hoists and Winches – Safe Use
AS 2740 – 2001Wedge Type Sockets
AS 2741 – 2002Shackles
AS 2759 – 2004Steel Wire Rope – Use, Operation and Maintenance
AS 3569 – 2010Steel Wire Ropes – Product Specification
AS 3775.1 – 2014Chain slings for lifting purposes – Grade T(80) and V(100) Part 1: Product Specification
AS 3775.2 – 2008Chain slings for lifting purposes – Grade  (80) and V(100) Part 2: Care and Use
AS 3776 – 2015Lifting Components for Grade T(80) and V(100) Chain Slings
AS 3777 – 2008Shank Hooks and Large Eye Hooks – Maximum 60T
AS 3785.4 – 2002Underground Mining – Shaft Equipment Part 4: Conveyances for vertical shafts
AS 3785.7 – 2006Underground Mining – Shaft Equipment Part 7: Sheaves
AS 3850.1 – 2015Prefabricated Concrete Elements Part 1: General Requirements
ISO 4309:2007Cranes – Wire Ropes -Care and Maintenance, Inspection and Discard
AS/NZS 4344 – 2001Motor Vehicles – Cargo Restraint Systems – Transport Chain and Components
AS 4497 – 2018Roundslings – Synthetic Fibre
AS 4722 – 2009Passenger Ropeways and Passenger Conveyors
AS 4797 – 2009Stainless Steel Chain for Lifting Purposes
AS 4991 – 2004Lifting Devices
AS 1657.2018Fixed Platforms, Walkways, Stairways and Ladders – Design, construction and installation
AS 1891.1 – 2007Industrial Fall Arrest Systems and Devices – Part 1: Harness and ancillary equipment
AS 1891.2 – 2001Industrial Fall Arrest Systems and Devices – Part 2: Horizontal lifeline and rail systems Supplement 1: Prescribed configurations for horzontal lifelines
AS 1891.3 – 1997Industrial Fall Arrest Systems and Devices Part 3: Fall Arrest Devices
AS 1891.4 – 2009Industrial Fall Arrest Systems and Devices 
AS 1892.1 – 1996Portable Ladders Part 1: Metal
AS 1892.5:2000Portable Ladders Part 5: Selection, safe use and care
AS 2865 – 2009Confined Spaces

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