LGI (Lifting Gear Inspection)

Lifting gear inspection is a detailed visual and operational inspection whereby individual lifting gear items are examined to ensure their integrity and ongoing safe operation for lifting operations. Lifting gear inspections are performed on a regular basis depending on the standards and specifications of the equipment and its usage. Generally 6 monthly inspection is used as the guideline.

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.