St Lucia and remote sites crane and hoist inspections

20 Oct 2020

Under the Electrical Safety Act 2002, there is a statutory requirement for all cranes and hoists to be inspected and serviced at intervals no greater than 12 weeks. This testing will be undertaken by Five Services for UGL.

View the attached schedule for buildings affected across the St Lucia campus and remote sites. (PDF, 171.5 KB)

Affected areas


  • Start: Monday 26 October 2020
  • Finish: Saturday 28 November 2020
  • Times: 7am to 5pm

Work details

  • Perform functional testing of equipment, ensuring that all limits and protection devices are fitted and operational.
  • Isolate equipment to allow safe access to carry out mechanical and electrical inspection and servicing of equipment. 
  • Inspection will be as per the requirements of AS2550.
  • Make any necessary adjustment, lubricate areas as required and visually access all elements of the equipment.
  • Once inspection and service is complete remove isolation and test equipment operation.
  • Complete service report for each piece of equipment.  Service report will detail finding and any work and adjustments that have been carried out as well as any repairs that need to be completed.
  • Equipment will only be returned to service if deemed safe for continued use.
  • Requirements of the service include:
    • Access to all parts of the equipment will be required.
    • In most cases it will be necessary to barricade off area below equipment.
    • Isolation of equipment will be necessary to complete the inspection.
    • Equipment will be unavailable for the duration of the inspection.
    • Inspection duration of most pieces of equipment will be no greater than two hours.
    • Any loads will need to be removed by UQ prior to attending site.


PF Assist

Douglas Davidson, UGL

James Tindall, UGL

Rion Senior, Client Facility Manager, Precinct 1

Jeremy Moynihan, Client Facility Manager, Precinct 2

Craig Schaumburg, Client Facility Manager, Precinct 3

Robert Dore, Client Facility Manager, Precinct 4

Scott Lennon, Client Facility Manager, Gatton and Toowoomba

Steve Lawler, Client Facility Manager, Remote sites

We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding during this time.

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