Thorough examination of lifting appliances and loose gear

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Appendix C
Thorough examination of lifting appliances and loose gear
C.1. General provisions
C.1.1. Where the competent person considers it necessary,
parts of the lifting appliance or loose gear should be dismantled by
a skilled person to the extent required by the competent person.
C.1.2. In the case of ship’s gear, the examination should
include associated ship’s fittings such as deck eyes, mast bands,
temporary stays and cleats.
C.1.3. Where the competent person considers it necessary,
any parts of a lifting appliance or loose gear that may be dismantled
reasonably readily should be so dismantled.
C.1.4. No lifting appliance should be used unless it has been
thoroughly examined:
after every test carried out in accordance with Appendix A,
paragraph A.1.1;
at least once during the preceding 12 months.
C.1.5. No loose gear should be used unless it has been
thoroughly examined:
after every test carried out in accordance with Appendix B,
section B.1;
after placing in service, at least once during the preceding 12
months.
C.1.6. Every part of a lifting appliance or gear specified by the
competent person should be properly cleaned and prepared before
the examination.

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