OHS Code Explanation Guide

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 6 Cranes, Hoists and Lifting Devices

Section 73 Repairs and modifications

For the purpose of this section,

(a) “repairs” are actions that restore, renew or mend to sound condition after damage or excessive wear, and
(b) “modifications” are changes or alterations unrelated to any damage.

It is good practice to contact the manufacturer before repairs or modifications are undertaken. Any thin-walled structural sections that have buckled, been dented or deformed should be cut out and replaced with new components that are, at a minimum, equivalent in strength and capacity to the original. Any modifications must not by-pass or decrease any function or capability of the lifting device.