You are legally required to have your hoisting and lifting equipment inspected yearly in order to prevent accidents. Amongst others, hoisting and lifting equipment is considered to be: chains, harnesses and clamps.
Inspection and testing
A t least once a year, your hoisting and lifting equipment must be inspected for visible defects, for example by corrosion or damage by chemicals. Our quality inspector will perform the inspection visually. You are required to have this done at least once a year – If the hoisting and lifting equipment are used particularly frequently, a different standard will apply.
Apart from this, the equipment must be tested once every 4 years – This will be done on-site at the safety centre. The safety centre is equipped with the specialised facilities and tools needed to test your hoisting and lifting equipment.
The safety centre in Urk is highly significant when it comes to safety. You can get more information about this subject by calling the safety centre at 0527-688125 or by e-mailing us via the contact form on this website.
Life raft inspection
The Safety Centre is a recognised quality inspection station for the inspection of the SOLAS life rafts used in commercial shipping, and the yachting rafts (ISO 9650) used for water sports!
The Safety Centre is certified as a quality inspection station by several life raft manufacturers. You can have your life raft inspected and, if necessary, repaired.
Life raft inspection certificate
After passing inspection, your life raft will get a certificate stating all of the raft’s information including a photo of the raft while inflated. This certificate proves that your raft has been professionally inspected and certified.
The Safety Centre also inspects Henshaw Inflatables’ Safety Tenders and Zodiac’s MOB boats
Brands and models
We can inspect the following life raft brands at the VEVC/VCU Safety Centre:
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A secure feeling
Besides the fact that the government requires to have your safety equipment such as your float jacket, life raft and hoisting/lifting equipment periodically inspected in order to be sure to have reliable and certified safety equipment on board and at work, it naturally gives you a secure feeling as well!
You will feel especially safe when Urk Safety Centre certifies your safety equipment! We are a qualified inspection station and are pleased to give you the feeling that everything is secure.
Perfect quality combined with qualitative inspections – that is what we offer!
Hoisting and lifting equipment inspection
In the video clip below, you can see how Piet ter Veen of the Safety Centre measures the tensile strength of a section of chain.
The Safety Centre is a recognised inspection station for the inspection of lifejackets/float jackets. Apart from the the SOLAS automatically inflatable lifejackets used in commercial shipping, we also inspect float jackets used in water sports.
VEVC Safety Centre is certified as such by various lifejacket manufacturers.
Regulations / Certification for lifejackets
Inspections will take place according to CE, EN395, NSI, SOLAS and IMO regulations.
After inspection you will receive a certificate with your automatically inflatable lifejacket, which officially states that the lifejacket remains in compliance with current standards. You can show the certificate to the concerned organisation at subsequent inspections.
SOLAS float jackets
The SOLAS automatically inflatable lifejackets must be inspected every year. Float jackets used in the commercial shipping sector are inspected every two years and the lifejackets used in water sports are inspected every three years, unless otherwise indicated by the manufacturer.