Clarification regarding who is authorized to certify the different lifting appliances

  • Publisert: 26.01.2016

  1. Please note, if abroad: Rules laid down in other countries which are fully in line with ILO Convention No. 152 are considered equivalent to the rules of these Regulations, cf. Sec. 1 (4).
  2. According to Norwegian regulations an authorized yard or workshop is approved by the Norwegian Maritime Authority to manufacture, inspect, test and certify cargo-handling appliances on ships and fishing vessels.  In order to obtain authorization, the yard/workshop must have a permanent employee or associate competent category A person, among other requirements, cf. Sec. 4 (1). Section 4 (3) about foreign yards does not mean that any person on a shipyard abroad are authorized to handle the certification of cargo-handling appliances. Please keep in mind that the most important part is that cargo-handling appliances on Norwegian vessels shall be certified in accordance with the ILO 152 which require that the certification is done by a competent person, among other requirements. In other words: Provided that the shipyard has a permanent employee or associate competent category A person, or some equivalent approval for a competent person according to ILO 152, the shipyard may be considered as an authorized yard.

 

Based on point 1 and 2 above, the following regime are applicable:

Initial examination and testing:

Type of lifting appliancesApplied regulationCertified by

Cargo-Handling appliances on board ships, used for loading or discharging at guays, ports or other places in completely sheltered waters (Shipboard crane)

Regulation of 17 January 1978 No. 4 concerning Cargo-Handling Appliances in Ships, § 15 and § 1(4)

Competent Person type A, or, if abroad, other countries which are fully in line with ILO Convention No. 152 and have their own regulations and competent persons accordingly

Deck cranes with appurtenant loose gear used on ships in open waters for loading and unloading (Offshore cranes on vessels)

Regulations of 13 January 1986 No. 31 on cranes used on ships in open waters for loading and unloading, § 11

Competent Person type A-1

Offshore cranes with appurtenant loose gear used on MOU’s.

Regulations of 4. July 2007 No. 854 concerning deck cranes, etc. on mobile offshore units.

Competent Person type A-1

Test and examination every 5 years:

Type of lifting appliancesApplied regulationCertified by

Cargo-Handling appliances on board ships, used for loading or discharging at guays, ports or other places in completely sheltered waters (Shipboard crane)

Regulation of 17 January 1978 No. 4 concerning Cargo-Handling Appliances in Ships, § 18 and § 1(4)

Competent Person type A or B, or, if abroad, other countries which are fully in line with ILO Convention No. 152 and have their own regulations and competent persons accordingly

Deck cranes with appurtenant loose gear used on ships in open waters for loading and unloading (Offshore cranes on vessels)

Regulations of 13 January 1986 No. 31 on cranes used on ships in open waters for loading and unloading, § 11

Competent Person type A-1 or B-1

Offshore cranes with appurtenant loose gear used on MOU’s.

Regulations of 4. July 2007 No. 854 concerning deck cranes, etc. on mobile offshore units.

Competent Person type A-1 or B-1

Annual thorough examination:

Type of lifting appliancesApplied regulationCertified by

Cargo-Handling appliances on board ships, used for loading or discharging at guays, ports or other places in completely sheltered waters (Shipboard crane)

Regulation of 17 January 1978 No. 4 concerning Cargo-Handling Appliances in Ships, § 17 and § 1(4)

Competent Person, or chief officer and chief engineer, or first engineer, or, if abroad, other countries which are fully in line with ILO Convention No. 152 and have their own regulations and competent persons accordingly

Deck cranes with appurtenant loose gear used on ships in open waters for loading and unloading (Offshore cranes on vessels)

Regulations of 13 January 1986 No. 31 on cranes used on ships in open waters for loading and unloading, § 11

Competent Person type A-1 or B-1

Offshore cranes with appurtenant loose gear used on MOU’s.

Regulations of 4. July 2007 No. 854 concerning deck cranes, etc. on mobile offshore units.

Competent Person type A-1 or B-1

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