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.
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.