Periodic maintenance and inspection of lifting equipment

While lifting equipment is regularly used on ships without incident, these operations sometimes cause accidents. These can be very costly and often involve injury to personnel and damage to equipment. These accidents are often caused by lack of maintenance and inspection or crew not following procedures, such as pre-use checks. With man-riding becoming more common, it is very important that the crane used is fit for purpose.

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The aim of the module is to provide basic knowledge about periodic maintenance and inspection of lifting equipment, enabling seafarers to perform according to regional requirements. The module provides knowledge about who is responsible for performing periodic maintenance and inspection and what kind of checks and maintenance that must be done. The module also includes industry standard terminology and familiarization with hazards related to periodic maintenance and inspection.

Legislation & references
  • NORSOK R002 and NORSOK R003
  • MGN 332: The merchant shipping and fishing vessels (Lifting operations and lifting equip.) Regulations 2006.
  • ‘Oil and Gas’ (Formerly UKOOA) standards: Lifting and rigging competency standards.
  • IMCA produce lifting guidelines: Guidelines for lifting operations.
  • ILO convention 152 relates to lifting appliances used in port ‘the chain register’."
Learning objectives
  • Be able to identify the standards that apply to lifting equipment in the specific region of operation
  • Understand why standards are important in order to perform correct maintenance and inspection
  • Identify the different roles and responsibilities of persons involved in the periodic maintenance and inspection
  • Identify the main inspections and periodic maintenance that can be carried out by the person using the lifting equipment
Duration 45 minutes
Target groups
  • Deck - Operational
  • Engine - Management
  • Engine - Operational

Seagull AS

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STCW: Cargo Handling & Stowage