Tanker lifting equipment inspection and maintenance requirement
All lifting equipment used, for example, for the handling of cargo transfer equipment
and/or gangways, should be examined at intervals not exceeding one year and load
tested at least every 5 years, unless local, national or company regulations requirements
are more frequent.
Lifting equipment includes:
All equipment should be tested by suitably qualified individuals or authorities and be
clearly marked with its Safe Working Load (SWL), serial number and test date.
The ship should ensure that all maintenance of lifting equipment is carried out in
accordance with manufacturers guidelines. Routine activities should be included within
the ships planned maintenance system.
All records of tests and inspections should be recorded in the vessels Lifting Equipment
Register. These records should be available for inspection by Terminal Representatives
where their personnel are involved in lifting operations using ships equipment.
Lifting equipment should only be operated by personnel who are trained and proven
competent in its operation.
- Cargo hose handling cranes, derricks, davits and gantries.
- Gangways and associated cranes and davits.
- Store cranes and davits.
- Chain blocks, hand winches and similar mechanical devices.
- Personnel lifts and hoists.
- Strops, slings, chains, and other ancillary equipment.
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