ILO Form 2, 3, and 4 Certificates: A Guide to the Register of Lifting Appliances and Items of Loose Gear

by | Feb 12, 2019 | Blog, Legislation, Onix Work

In operation since 1919, the United Nations International Labor Organization (ILO) provides a framework for labor standards in many industries worldwide. We offer this short guide to help clarify key concepts and terms related to ILO form 2, 3 and 4 certificates.

Maintaining ILO standards are managed through the use of ILO form certificates and Article 25(2) of the ILO Convention concerning Occupational Safety and Health in Dock Work (No. 152) 1979 sets the framework for companies which work offshore and in maritime industries. These certificates are intended to ensure all lifting appliances and loose gear are certified by a competent person as well as safety checked and maintained periodically.

Let’s dive deeper into some key concepts to understand before we explore ILO certificates more closely.

Key ILO terms and concepts to understand

Competent authority

A minister, government department or other authority empowered to issue regulations, orders or other instructions having the force of law. For example, in Norway, the Petroleum Safety Authority (Petroleumstilsynet) is a competent authority.

Competent person

A person possessing the knowledge and experience required for the performance of thorough examinations and tests of lifting appliances and loose gear and who is acceptable to the competent authority. These are quite usually certified inspectors and expert controllers.

Inspection

A visual inspection carried out by a responsible person to decide whether, so far as can be ascertained in such manner, the loose gear or sling is safe for continued use.

Lifting appliance

A term applied to all stationary or mobile cargo-handling appliances used on board ship for suspending, raising or lowering loads or moving them from one position to another while suspended or supported.

Responsible person

A person appointed by the master of the ship or the owner of the gear to be responsible for the performance of inspections. This person has sufficient knowledge and experience to undertake such inspections.

Thorough examination

A detailed visual examination by a competent person, supplemented if necessary, by other suitable means or measures in order to arrive at a reliable conclusion as to the safety of the lifting appliance or item of loose gear examined.

Rigging Plan

Under ILO regulations, this is a floor plan that illustrates the arrangement of lifting appliances in a physical space.

ILO Certificates

Our software offers a user-friendly yet consistent way to instantly issue ILO form certificates as well as manage data related to lifting appliances and items of loose gear. All your data and certificates are accessible in one system, on demand, 24/7. By using our app, Onix Worker, accessing your data is always available where you are – when you want it.

Below are examples of ILO form certificates 2, 3 and 4 generated using Onix Work.

Form No. 2 – Certificate of test and thorough examination of lifting appliances.

ILO Form 2 Onix Work

Form No. 3 – Certificate of test and thorough examination of loose gear.

ILO Form 3 Onix Work

Form No. 4 – Certificate of test and thorough examination of wire rope.

ILO Form 4 Onix Work

If you are a current Onix Work user and would like to generate ILO certificates, head over to our Help Center for more information.

Conclusion

The United Nations International Labor Organization (ILO) provides a framework for labor standards in many industries worldwide. Maintaining ILO standards are managed through the use of ILO form certificates and sets the framework for companies which work offshore and in maritime industries. Using our software offers a user-friendly yet through way to instantly issue ILO certificates and manage data related to lifting appliances and items of loose gear.

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