Visual inspections and functional tests

Visual inspections and functional tests

The devices must be inspected once annually by professionally trained experts, in order to ensure that the devices and accessories remain in safe condition.
The inspection must be conducted at shorter intervals in case of harsh conditions.
The inspections are primarily visual inspections and functional tests, whereby the condition of the components with respect to damage, wear, corrosion or other changes must be assessed and the safety equipment must be checked to ensure it is all present and effective
It may be necessary to disassemble wear parts in order to inspect them.
Generally, the test load used to test the lifting, pulling, and lowering functions should be the same as the rated load. Repairs may only be carried out by authorised specialist companies, using original Safetex replacement parts.
Inspections must be initiated by the device owner, and are noted in the operating manual.
The inspections are confirmed by a current inspection mark and test report.

Chain hoist

Testing:
1x annual visual inspection, with functional and dimensional check

Documentation:
UVV test certification
Entry into the test book

PSA

Protective equipment

Testing:
1x annual
only by professional technicians

Documentation:
Entry into the test book

Chain slings

Testing:
1x annual
3x annual crack testing

Documentation:
UVV seal
UVV test certification

Textile + Wire rope

Testing:
1x annual

Documentation:
Inspection badge +
certificate

Test mark and documentation

UVV test mark

Entry into the test book

UVV seal

Inspection badge 

2021