NHVR seeks feedback on draft Crane Industry Code of Practice

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator and the Crane Industry Council of Australia (CICA) have released the draft Crane Industry Code of Practice, to allow industry members and the public to review and give feedback on the Code before it is assessed for registration. 

The draft Crane Code has been developed to assist the crane industry and associated businesses in complying with the Primary Duty. 

The NHVR’s chief safety and productivity officer David Hourigan said mobile cranes play an essential role in 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,” he said. 

“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.

If you wish to submit a comment you can do so using the feedback form available on the NHVR website and send it to 


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