Davit system T&I

We provide an inspection examination, maintenenace and testing service for Davits, both those permanently installed and removable davits. Davits can be installed for the purposes of raising & lowering of goods and materials or for the purposes of Fall protection or Industrial Roped access. The purpose of install dictates the inspection service we provide.

We provide a Compliance based inspection & testing service as part of a Periodic Inspection regime / PPM for Davits. Where a Davit is installed for the purposes of raising & lowering goods and materials the inspection would be carried out in accordance with LOLER recommendations. Every 6 months for all lifting accessories, every 12 months for all other lifting equipment.

Where a Davit system is installed in accordance with BS 8610:2017 to provide a suspension point for Industrial Roped Access / abseil a bi-annual inspection is required under LOLER as recommended under BS 7985:2013 Code of Practice for the use of Rope Access methods for Industrial Purposes.

The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER) requires lifting equipment to be “thoroughly examined” by a competent person … at intervals not exceeding 6 months.

LOLER sets out that a thorough examination should be carried out as a minimum every 6 months where the lifting equipment and any associated accessories are used to lift people. What is covered by a thorough examination will be determined by the examiner but will include an examination of all matters likely to affect the safety of the lifing equipment. Measurements of wear (in some cases traditional NDT and load testing.) will be undertaken as part of the inspection.

It is the duty holders responsibility that the inspection/examination, maintenance and testing are carried out and that reports are issued and retained. We are able to carry out this service on behalf of the duty holder.

Where a Davit is installed as an anchor point for fall arrest equiment as per BS 8610:2017 we would inspect at least annually under the requirements of BS EN 795:2012.