Warning to those thinking of purchasing cranes online.
Tadano have been advised that a company selling cranes online in NSW in Australia has sold a counterfeit Tadano crane knowing full well that it was counterfeit. Lawyers acting on behalf of the purchaser sought a refund however have not been successful even though the crane did not contain Tadano parts and was also bearing a serial number plate that may possibly be fake.
This is a warning to all companies purchasing cranes to check authenticity before paying for the crane.
Excerpt from COF News May 2010
Rough Terrain Cranes are exempt from COF and entry certification, and are registered on an MR2B form as a mobile machine. It is primarily designed for off road use and runs on wheel without cushioning suspension and is incapable of travelling at highway speeds.
All Terrain cranes require a COF and entry certification (Class NA, NB or NC) and are registered on a MR2A as a special purpose vehicle...........
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HSW Act Select Committee Delay
The government's select committee has delayed the release of their recommendations on the HSW Act and this means that the enactment of the HSW Act will be pushed back:
• report back from Select Committee now expected by end of May (originally 31 March)
• 2 or 3 months for the passage of the Bill through the remainder of the parliamentary process
• final effective time frame anticipated to be early 2016 subject to above
Regulations Exposure Draft Release
MBIE has released the first exposure drafts of the proposed first wave of regulations for public consultation. The links to the drafts and cabinet papers can be found below: