Gangway Inspections and Site Surveys
Generally, all gangways should of course be fit for purpose before every use but should have a documented visual inspection on an annual basis and should be load tested every five years.
Lift-Rite Engineering Services, also part of The Benbecula Group, employ service engineers who are LEEA trained, offshore certified and hold NDE operation certificates. Tyne Gangway or Lift Rite dedicated engineers will carry out surveys and re-certification of marine gangways to ensure compliance.
If required, additional third party verification can be organised for survey and load test re-certification.
Surveys, Load Tests and re-certification can take place in situ however, major mechanical repairs will be carried out at our Tyne and Wear facility or at the facility of one of our international partners, if required, for overseas works. This will include a load test once the equipment is repaired to prove the repair is to the appropriate standard.
Whilst carrying out the survey the inspector checks the integrity of the equipment, ensuring that there is no visual damage to the structure. The load test proves the equipment is fit for the design load and if it passes it is safe to use, and can be visually inspected annually.
Re-certification of aged equipment can be carried out at Tyne Gangway, if your equipment has not been inspected or load tested in line with regulations, Tyne Gangway will carry out a full service, repair and re-certification of the asset.