Rigging & Lifting

From concept to completion, TRAC has extensive experience providing fully engineered lifting solutions. We specialise in rope access rigging at height in difficult to access locations. We provide the lifting plans, equipment and competent & qualified rope access riggers for all LOLER compliant rigging & lifting operations. Our engineers will carry out an initial survey then liaise with the client to create tailored lifting plans. Personnel and equipment can then be mobilised to complete the workscope which is fully project managed by our experienced onshore rigging support team. All works are carried out by teams of multi-discipline rope access technicians. TRAC is accredited by the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) to inspect lifting equipment. Related Rigging applications include:
  • Rigging and installation of structural steelwork
  • Riser installation
  • Pipework installation
  • Deluge system installation
  • Construction activities
  • Decommissioning
  • Topside support for diving works

Lifting Equipment Inspection

TRAC is accredited in accordance with UKAS BS EN ISO/IEC 17020:2012. TRAC provides a comprehensive range of inspection and non-destructive testing services for materials and structures across all industry sectors. We offer integrated packages to suit specific requirements including full project management and technical capability, conventional base and site services, and a range of specialist and advanced methods that utilise new and developing technology. Continuous inspection of lifting equipment is required every 6-12 months as per the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER). TRAC has capabilities to provide these inspections and experienced project managers can also create the required examination schedules. In addition to regular examinations, equipment also needs inspected if it has been, subject to damage or out of use for an extended period of time. TRAC is a full member of the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA). The LEEA code of practice is recognised worldwide as the most up-to-date, authoritative source of lifting equipment information. TRAC project managers and field staff hold LEEA qualifications which allow them to recommend, carry out and report on lifting equipment inspections. Inspection methods include:
  • Thorough visual examination and function checks, measurement of wear
  • Conventional NDT (UT, MPI, DPI, EC)
  • Load Testing
  • Dis-assembly or internal examination of some parts as required
The safety and maintenance of lifting equipment is also a requirement of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER). TRAC offers the necessary risk assessments and record keeping of items, even if immediate repairs can be carried out. TRAC technicians, with their IRATA qualifications, have specific working at height expertise and a full appreciation of dropped object potential as part of their everyday jobs. Rope access presents the added advantage of surveying difficult to reach areas, this is useful considering most dropped objects originate from equipment or structures mounted at height.

Dropped Object Survey (DROPS)

Dropped objects are not a new issue but, following the formation of DROPS and associated safety criteria, they are now a topical issue. It is important to improve safety by removing the potential for dropped objects which could have caused death or injury to the workforce. We can survey your entire asset, items include but are not limited to:
  • Gratings
  • Piping & Equipment
  • Toe Boards
  • Swing Gates
  • Ladders
  • Flood Lights
  • CCTV Cameras
  • Junction Boxes
  • Cable trays
  • Scaffolding
  • Cranes
DROPS and other criterion also apply to rigging, temporary and portable equipment. Non-conforming items include, but are not limited to, those which have:
  • been weather damaged
  • been subject to prolonged or excessive vibration
  • been subject to corrosion
Following a DROPS survey, TRAC provides detailed reports including photographs which notify of objects or items requiring immediate action. Non-conformance’s can be rectified or repaired during or immediately following the survey. When all non-conformance’s have been addressed, a library of images can be collected for all items with dropped object potential onboard. This would provide a point of reference, benefiting future continuous survey regimes. For more information about DROPS please visit: www.dropsonline.org

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