Inspection of ACCOMMODATION LADDERS / GANGWAYS

Refer to MSC.1/Circ.1331 Annex GUIDELINES FOR CONSTRUCTION, INSTALLATION, MAINTENANCE AND INSPECTION/SURVEY OF MEANS OF EMBARKATION AND DISEMBARKATION

EXAMINATION AND OPERATIONAL TEST of ACCOMMODATION LADDERS / GANGWAYS , including FITTINGS and DAVITS, required by SOLAS regulations I/7 and I/8

OUR SERVICES :

  • During annual survey :

EXAMINE Fittings and Davits and Means of access to deck ( handholds in a gateway or bulwark ladder and stanchions )  for satisfactory condition.

  • At every five-yearly survey :

OPERATION-TEST of the Accommodation Ladder, Gangway and Winch with the specified maximum operational load of them.

  • TEST with LOAD applied along the length of the accommodation ladder or gangway, AT AN ANGLE OF INCLINATION from horizontal ( upto 30° for Gangway and upto 55° for accommodation ladder ) corresponding to the maximum bending moment of them, without permanent deformation or damage to the tested item.
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