PS 03 – Cranes and Lifting

The intent of this document is to eliminate or minimise the risks of fatalities, injuries and incidents arising from the use of cranes and lifting equipment at Laing O’Rourke workplaces.

Please note – As of 1 November 2017 the use of soft slings is no longer permitted at Laing O’Rourke Australia projects and operations.

Primary Standard

FSR Critical Controls (field check)



6 thoughts on “PS 03 Cranes and Lifting

  1. Could you please advise where I can find the fact sheets again, i.e. in relation to the temp works primary standard being removed from the SMS I do remember you stating that their was still fact sheets available with that information, I just cannot locate them.
    Thank you,

    1. Hi Michelle,
      The HSE Information sheets are normally listed within each primary standard page (underneath the link to the PDF) and in the PDF version of the standards themselves.

  2. Following a PC1 event at Wheatstone project on 15 July, a recommendation from the investigation was to refer to Select publication “Hook Block Retaining Guide” in Primary Standard 03. The investigation found that with changes in project staff, the Select publication (compiled and issued after a similar incident in 2015) was not ‘incorporated’ into LOR safety management system and understood by new personnel.

  3. Could we possibly have a look at adding the installation and operation of builders hoists to the standard? Whilst I have been able to cover off most things via the research, the project risk assessment and Australian Standards a set criteria highlighting the ‘non-negotiables’ would be extremely handy.

    1. Hi Gary, if you want to propose something that is over an above the Australian Standards please feel free to contact us directly. We are happy to entertain all suggestions if they provide a safer outcome.

  4. E-T-8-1530 Lifting Operations Plan v1
    Section 5 Common Lifts refers to section 3 & 4 having particular detail around Safe Working Load & General Lifting Conditions – there is a disconnect in the content between these sections.

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