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Lifting Gear Inspection

Safe and successful lifting operations depend, in large part, on the continued safety of the lifting equipment and accessories that are used. Failures in this kind of equipment can result in significant or even fatal injuries. Health and safety law therefore places a number of specific obligations on those providing, controlling and using lifting equipment to properly manage these risks. Lifting Gear Inspections are therefore put in place to identify and rectify any such potential hazards. 

Global 1 carry out Periodic inspections on our customers cranes and lifting equipment, this usually includes but is not limited to the Drilling Equipment, Crane Pedestal, BOP Overhead Cranes, General Lifting Equipment, lifeboats Davits and life raft systems, and all other aspects of lifting equipment.

At our customers request we also carry out load testing, our engineers are qualified to perform and witness all aspects of load testing and NDT work scopes.

All equipment inspected is entered into Global 1 database conforming to, and in accordance with LOLER. Global 1 database will also produce certificates and reports online as and when required by our customers.

Global 1 LGI Engineers are experienced if the lifting equipment field, and undergo in house training; competency assessments are also reviewed to ensure Global 1 Lifting Engineers are aware and up to date with all relevant procedures and standards.

Lifting Gear Inspections

Unless there is an ‘examination scheme’ specifying other intervals, thorough examinations should be conducted every:

  • 6 months, for lifting equipment and any associated accessories used to lift people.
  • 6 months, for all lifting accessories.
  • 12 months, for all other lifting equipment

A thorough examination requires visual examination and functional checks and should be performed by a competent person.

For most common lifting equipment and accessories, there are industry standard procedures and criteria which a competent person would follow when undertaking thorough examinations and making judgements as to the continued safety of the equipment. Methods used include:

  • Visual examination and functional checks.
  • Measurements of wear.
  • (in some cases) traditional NDT (non-destructive testing) and load testing.

Lifting Gear Inspections
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Frequently asked questions

To become a Global 1 lifting equipment inspector, you will require to have experience in the industry, and have an industry-standard qualification from a specialist training provider. The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) is responsible for training new lifting equipment engineers.

All Global 1 Lifting Equipment Inspectors are experienced and LEEA Trained.

Lifting equipment is any work equipment for lifting and lowering loads, and includes any accessories used in doing so (such as attachments to support, fix or anchor the equipment). Examples of lifting equipment include: overhead cranes and their supporting runways, Shackles, and Chain Blocks.

Global 1 Lifting Gear Inspections cover, but not limited to the below.

  • Lifting Hooks.
  • Beam Clamps.
  • Lifting Clamps.
  • Connecting Links.
  • Shackles.
  • Chain Blocks.
  • Webbing slings.
  • Wire Slings.
  • Fork Lift.
  • CSB.
  • Tuggers.