Class and Statutory News

MARSHALL ISLANDS - Lift/Elevator Safety Devices

06.09.16

Safety devices and inspection checklists and planned maintenance procedures for lifts / elevators

Convention : GENERAL

Flag :ALL FLAGS

Ship type :ALL TYPES

The Administrator recommends that ship managers have all lifts / elevators on board their managed ships inspected to ensure that safety devices, including limit switches and interlocks as required by the manufacturer, are fitted and operating properly. Lifts / elevators should be locked-out on the applicable electrical control panel until any missing safety devices are installed or improperly functioning safety devices are repaired. 

The Administrator also recommends ship managers review and, as appropriate, revise the inspection checklists and planned maintenance procedures for lifts / elevators fitted on board their managed ships to ensure they include a list of all safety devices to help ensure that any missing devices are identified, and that they are all operationally tested on a routine basis by a competent marine engineer. It is also recommended that these safety management system checklist-procedures include a requirement that elevators / lifts be tagged out-locked out until missing safety devices are either replaced or ones with improperly functioning safety overrides are repaired.