LIFTING EQUIPMENT INSPECTION AND CERTIFICATION

Lifting Appliance and Lifting Gear Inspection

Safe, reliable and successful lifting operations highly depend on a comprehensive inspection strategy for lifting appliance and lifting gear
At Axess Group, inspections of lifting equipment are performed and documented according to statutory, class and company requirements. Our inspections have the necessary external and internal approvals to perform the inspections and the control according to valid requirements for the specific equipment type or category. Approved procedures and checklists covering the scope of work of the specific inspection are used and the results are documented on Equip, one of the modules in our inspection software, as well as our clients’ systems when applicable.

Lifting appliance and lifting gear inspection services

The periodic lifting appliance and lifting gear inspections and certifications performed by Axess Group are based on relevant equipment standards and the manufacturer’s instructions for use, which typically includes:

  • Verification of documentation, certificates, etc.
  • Review of the previous inspection reports
  • Maintenance and equipment history
  • Control of analysis of oil and grease from cranes
  • Use of lifting appliance in relation to design lifespan and assessment needed for initiating lifespan analysis
  • Condition control (including marking)
  • Test of all functions, safety functions and limit switches
  • Test of all emergency operation systems and functions
  • Measurement of wear and tear
  • Visual inspection
  • Wire rope sheave and wire rope inspection
  • Reporting and signing for completed control

Range of lifting appliance and lifting gear that we inspect

We carry out lifting appliance and lifting gear inspections according to relevant procedures and checklists in our HSE & QA system to ensure safety and dependability of the following equipment:

Lifting Appliances

  • Offshore cranes
  • Cranes (all types)
  • Winches and hoists
  • Drilling equipment (lifting-related)
  • Elevating work platforms (access basket)
  • Attachments and beams

Life-Saving Equipment

  • Lifeboat davits and winches
  • Life raft davits
  • Lifeboat Skidding system
  • Release mechanism
  • Securing arrangement
  • Escape chutes
  • Escape lines
  • Gangway systems
  • Rescue boats – davits and winches
  • Personnel transfer carriers

Personnel Safety Equipment

  • Harness
  • Lanyard
  • Fall block
  • Tripod
  • Stretcher
  • Rescue kit
  • Rescue accessories

We go beyond basic lifting appliance and lifting gear inspections, by providing complementary services including:

  • Certification and Re-Certification of Lifting Equipment based on NORSOK R-002 Annex H
  • Temporary Lifting Equipment based on NORSOK R-002 and in accordance with NORSOK R-003 Chapter 8
  • Equipment rental and supply
  • Rigging loft solutions
  • Crane condition evaluations
  • Rest life analysis and GAP analysis
  • Visual wire rope inspection and Magnetic Rope Testing (MRT) according to ISO 4309

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