Annual, 5-Yearly inspections & Load Testing of Accommodation, Pilot & Gangway Ladders. Our portable water weights can travel worldwide without requiring cargo transit.
The accommodation ladder is a one point access to ship’s deck for shore personal, port lashing/cargo crew and seafarers.
Whether fixed or portable, it is very important that the means of access of your Vessel are under regular planned maintenance and they are additionally subjected to a continuous monitoring of their operational and structural condition.
We provide Inspection & Load Testing of Accommodation, Pilot & Gangway Ladders according to Class and SOLAS I/7 and I/8 Requirements.
We focus on all structural and operational parts of an accommodation ladder or gangway system, from steps and platforms, to structure, wire, sheaves, and support & suspension points.
Our Service covers both Annual and 5-Yearly and Load Testing Surveys for both Ladders and Winch Systems.
Load testing is carried out through our purpose-built water weights, which are applied as uniformly as possible along the length of the accommodation ladder or gangway, at an angle of inclination corresponding to the maximum bending moment on the accommodation ladder or gangway.
We apply weights as per:
- Τhe design load, or
- Τhe maximum operational load, if this is less than the design load and marked, or
- Τhe load nominated by the shipowner or operator only in those cases where the design load or maximum operational load is not known (e.g., for accommodation ladders or gangways which are provided on board ships constructed prior to 1 January 2010), in which case that nominated load is used as the maximum operational load for all purposes.