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Inspection and Certification of Crane & Lifting Equipment

Ensure regulatory compliance, safe lifting operations,

and high asset performance

Axess is one of the major global players in the inspection and certification of lifting equipment such as cranes, lifting gear, elevators, and has extensive experience from both onshore and offshore industry. We are your partner in delivering lifting equipment inspection and ensuring regulatory standards and requirements are met – ultimately to reduce risk of accidents, unnecessary delays or downtime and to ensure safe lifting operation.

cranes and lifting gear inspection and certification

Axess has gained extensive experience through frame agreements and projects for our clients within the oil and gas, process and maritime industry, including renewables. With specially adapted systems and organisation with 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 services will comply with national rules and regulations, client specific requirements and manufacture recommendations. As a global provider of inspection services, Axess holds deep industry knowledge and experience with a most regulatory framework like; NORSOK, LOLER, CAPP, NR12, API, ILO 152 and Class rules (DNV, ABS, Lloyds)

Relevant 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
Axess Engineers in coveralls

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 high level 24/7 back office support to our inspectors and to meet client requests.

Reporting is done in the Axess inspection software Bridge™ that is our portal for reporting and communication between projects and clients. Lifting equipment inspections will be reported in the Equip module that is a purpose-built software solution to handle compliance on all Lifting Equipment for Equipment owner providing full control on the status/history of equipment and its documentation. Axess, Partners and Third Parties also utilise Equip for a streamlined and high-quality inspection.

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

  • EoC partner in 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 programs

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

We Provide Different Types of
Lifting Inspection and Certification Services:

Elevators/Lift Inspection and Certification

  • Personnel elevators
  • Cargo elevators
  • Work platforms
  • Suspended access equipment (SAE)
  • Typical configurations; Wire, hydraulic and rack & pinion
  • Periodic inspection
  • Maintenance and modifications
Lifting Equipment Shackles

Lifting Appliance and Lifting Gear Inspection

  • 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
#103 (Aju-dong Hyunjin Evervil) B1 Yang 1-gil, Geoji-Si
Gyeongsangnam-do, 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
609927 Singapore
+65 6908 4174
Axess Offshore Australia Pty Ltd
304 Newcastle St
Perth WA 6000
+61 4 3373 0739
Cape Town
Axess Offshore Africa
Building 2, Unit 106, Northgate Park, Brooklyn
Cape Town, 7405 South Africa
+27 82 202 5266
Axess Luanda
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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