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Inspection and Certification of Crane & Lifting Equipment

Ensure regulatory compliance and safe lifting operations

As one of the major global players in the inspection and certification of lifting equipment such as cranes and elevators, Axess Group ensures that regulatory standards and requirements are met, to ensure safe lifting operations and minimise unnecessary delays or downtime.

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What we offer

We have gained extensive experience through frame agreements and projects for our clients worldwide, across industries such as oil and gas, marine and renewables. With specially adapted systems and highly competent employees, we can perform the following services:

  • Initial certifications
  • Baseline inspections
  • Periodic inspection of complex and non-complex lifting equipment
  • Recertifications – 5 yearly or after special circumstances
  • Design verifications, GAP analyses and advisory services

All our services comply with national rules and regulations, client specific requirements and manufacturer’s recommendations. As a global provider of inspection services, we have deep industry knowledge and experience with most regulatory frameworks such as NORSOK, LOLER, CAPP, NR12, API, ILO 152 and Class rules (DNV, ABS, Lloyds).

Our certifications and approvals:

  • Certified Enterprise of Competence since 2003 (Norwegian Labour Inspection Authority)
  • LEEA membership
  • Norwegian Maritime Authority – individual approved competent A-1 and B-1 persons
  • API Crane inspectors – individual approved crane inspectors
  • GWO – certified personnel (wind industry)
  • Frame agreement with the Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) for technical evaluation related to investigation and supervision
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Our team of multi-skilled engineers and experts have extensive experience in structural design and calculation, control systems, electrical, mechanical and hydraulic systems to provide 24/7 back office support to our inspectors and to meet client requests.

Reporting is done in Bridge, Axess Digital’s software. Lifting equipment inspections will be reported in the Equip module, a purpose-built software solution to handle compliance on all lifting equipment for equipment owners, providing them with full control on the status and history of equipment and their documentation. Aside from Axess and our clients, third parties also utilise Equip to achieve streamlined and high-quality inspections.

In addition to periodic surveys and certifications, Axess Group, as an Enterprise of Competence, has proven to be a value-adding partner for our clients in the following areas:

  • New builds, Upgrade and Modification projects
  • Comprehensive knowledge of rules and regulations
  • Design verification and certification of lifting equipment and lifting operations
  • Special projects including temporary lifting arrangements, special lifting equipment and operations
  • Technical support during engineering, planning and execution of projects
  • Training programmes

By having a lean organisation, efficient project management and the right tools, we aim to give our clients the best combination of services to achieve predictable cost and response time.

We provide lifting inspection and certification services for the following:


  • Personnel elevators
  • Cargo elevators
  • Work platforms
  • Suspended Access Equipment (SAE)
  • Typical configurations; wire, hydraulic and rack & pinion
Lifting Equipment Shackles

Lifting Appliances and Lifting Gear

  • Offshore cranes
  • Cranes (all types)
  • Lifting gear and accessories
  • Rigging lofts (supply and inspection)
  • Winches and hoists
  • Drilling equipment (lifting related)
  • Arial work platforms
  • Lifting appliances for life-saving equipment
  • Personnel safety equipment
  • Attachments and beams
  • Temporary approvals (rigging)
  • Other lifting equipment

Contact Information

Axess AS
Oscar Hanssens vei 5
6415 MOLDE
+47 982 43 600
Axess North Sea Ltd.
Units 6 & 19 Robert Leonard Centre
Howe Moss Drive, Kirkhill Industrial Estate, Dyce AB21 0GG, UK
(duty): +44(0) 7912212854
St. John's
Axess Baffin Inc.
702 Water Street, Suite 201
St. John's, Newfoundland
+1 709 758 7937
Axess AS
Kokstadflaten 35
5257 Bergen
(duty): +47 982 43 600
Axess North America Inc
825 Town & Country Lane Suite 1200
Houston Tx. 77024
+1 (281) 994-0367
Ciudad del Carmen
Axess Operations De Mexico S de RL de CV
Calle Bosque de Ciruelos 180 PP 101
Colonia Bosque De Las Lomas CP 11700 Cuidad De Mexico
+52 938-152-7688
Axess Guyana Inc.
2 Avenue of the Republic, Georgetown, Guyana
Axess AS
Travbaneveien 3,
4031 Stavanger, Norway
(duty): +47 982 43 600
Rio de Janeiro
Axess do Brasil Ltda
Rua Dezenove de Fevereiro
171 - Botafogo
CEP 22280-030 Rio de Janeiro
+55 (21) 4108-0532
Axess AS
Nedre Bakklandet 58C
7014 Trondheim
(duty): +47 982 43 600
Axess AS
Grønøraveien 1
7300 Orkanger
(duty): +47 41 78 06 30
Axess AS
Fridtjof Nansens plass 4
0160 Oslo, Norway
(duty): +47 982 43 600
Axess Offshore Korea LLC
22nd Floor KNN Tower, Centum-ro 30
2203-ho, Haeundae-gu
Busan, South Korea
+82 10 2696 2016
Axess Middle East DMCC
807 X2 Tower, X Cluster
Jumeriah Lake Towers Dubai, UAE
+971 4565 7913
Axess AIM India Pvt Ltd
B2-306, 3rd Floor
Kanakia Boomerang,
Chandivali Firm Road
Andheri East, Mumbai- 400072, India
Axess Offshore Pte Ltd
Nordic European Centre #05-31 South Wing
3 International Business Park
Singapore 609927
+65 6908 4174
Axess Offshore Australia Pty Ltd
304 Newcastle St
Perth WA 6000
+61 4 3373 0739
Cape Town
Axess Offshore Africa Ltd.
Office 106, 1st Floor, Block 2
Northgate Park, Brooklyn
Cape Town, South Africa
+27 82 202 5266
Axess Offshore Africa Ltd.
Edificio Joia Rara, 3º Andar 3.5/3.6,
Av. Revolução de Outubro No 8, Cassenda, Maianga
Luanda, Angola
+27 (0) 87 148 4700
Axess Petrorig Ghana Limited
3rd floor, The Pelican
8 Blohum Street, Dzorwulu, Accra, Ghana
+233 (0) 30 397 0548
Axess Offshore Australia Pty Ltd
140 St Georges Terrace L28,
Perth WA 6000
+61 4 3373 0739
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