Offshore Crane Inspection and Maintenance Competence Guideline
The Guideline provides guidance to operators and service companies with regards to the minimum competence required for offshore crane inspectors and maintenance technicians.Standardisation
A gap was identified in the demonstration of competence by offshore crane inspection and maintenance personnel by our Cranes and Lifting Working Group. The means of demonstration of competency is not transparent to outside parties, especially industry regulators. They developed a scope to document the common approach to competency demonstration the can be used by all inspection and maintenance personnel.
The purpose of this Guideline is to provide guidance to operators and service companies with regards to the minimum competence required for offshore crane inspectors and maintenance technicians. Some of the areas where the competent person will be involved are tabled in the document, although it should be noted that this list is by no means exhaustive.
The document aims to provide common existing company requirements for the purpose of industry-harmonised standardisation.
The Cranes and Lifting Working Group has developed a draft of a new document, the Offshore Crane Inspection and Maintenance Competence Guideline that is proposed for publication by the Cranes and Lifting Working Group of Safer Together.
In November 2023, the Cranes and Lifting Working Group is soliciting any final comments from all members in Western Australia and the Northern Territory prior to the final publication of the Guideline.
Comments should be provided in writing by COB Monday, 4th December 2023 to: email@example.com.
We anticipate publication of the final Guideline in Q1 2024.