Sling, chain sling, shackles, hooks, master links, forklift extensions, pallet bars, pallet forks, pallet racks, personal transfer basket, body harness.

Lifting Gear Inspection

The lifting gears can be separated in several different types:

  • Lifting rigging, such as wire ropes, wire slings and soft slings, chains, shackles, hooks, master links, snatch blocks, return sheaves, sockets, etc.
  • Lifting accessories, such as spreader bars or spreader beams, forklift fork extension, pallet bars and pallet racks, etc.
  • Lifting devices, such as winches, chain hoists and pull hoists, gantry, A-frame and davit, etc.
  • Lifting related equipment, such as personal transfer baskets, billy pughs, etc.

The list here above only gives the most common lifting gears that can be used during onshore and offshore operations. It is not realistic to give an exhaustive list but KIT- SIS Division is able to perform inspections on many other items upon request.

Tests and inspections to be carried out can be:

  • Visual: general condition of the equipment
  • Destructive: breaking test
  • Non-Destructive : load or pull test, MPI, UT

To inspect the lifting gears before the start of the operations and during the operations, every 6 months or yearly, is a MUST DO. Lifting cargo and equipment is the most critical operation during a whole project: this is where most of the injuries, both light and severe, occur. It has been proved that by having a steady and proper certification follow-up, the safety indicators turn towards lower risks.

Your equipment shall comply with the international standards, such as:

  • Loler 98
  • ISO 4301 / ISO 4306 / ISO 4309 / ISO 9373 / ISO 9927
  • API RP-8B / API RP-9B
  • ASME B 30
  • BS 1290 / BS 3841 / BS 6668 / BS 3551

This is the only way to ensure the gears will not be the root cause of an injury. Nobody can afford to have an accident or even an incident due to bad shaped and/or uncertified equipment. Moreover, operator and rigger trainings are strongly advised too, in order to manage a safe and efficient lifting.

KIT- SIS Division aims at providing very high quality inspections, following on the usual standards used in the Oil and Gas industry.