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Checklist for Maintenance and Inspection of Safety Equipment

With this overview of recommendations for maintenance and inspection requirements and recommendations for safety equipment, Germanischer Lloyd provides a compact and practical tool for ship owners, operators and surveyors. New maintenance requirements for such equipment are published irregularly and in various IMO documents and chapters, which makes it cumbersome and time consuming to keep track of all changes. This list contains all requirements regarding safety equipment and includes also requirements and recommendations by Germanischer Lloyd. National requirements, if any, should be observed in addition. If you have any questions about this list or would like to have more details, please contact Germanischer Lloyd, Department CL-D-FT, Brooktorkai 18, 20457 Hamburg, Germany: Stefan Weiß stefan.weiss@gl-group.com / Christop Busche christoph.busche@gl-group.com.

Table of Contents 1. Life Saving Appliances 2. Fire Fighting Equipment 3. Radio Equipment 4. Navigational Equipment 5. Others

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Please note: National requirements of relevant flag-states for maintenance and inspection are available via the flag state names in this section.

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3.1.152(78) III/20.1. MSC/Circ. MSC.9 X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X Ship's Cargo X X X X X X X X weekly (Passenger monthly (Cargo Vessel) X © Germanischer Lloyd 2013 / Checklist for Maintenance and Inspection of Safety Equipment 01/2013 2 / 12 . Reg.152(78) III/20. 1331.3 III/20.6. 4. MSC. + other Instruments Application P a s s en g e r S h i p s Ships Record Log Book Entry Service Company 1 Crew Frequency / Interval SOLAS Requirement monthly weekly weekly weekly monthly weekly Vessel) GL Requirement Recommendation Means of embarkation on and disembarkation from ships Survival craft. 1206 III/20.7. rescue boats and launching appliances (visual inspection) Test run of life. Life Saving Appliances SOLAS Reg.7.3. 3-9.6.2 MSC/Circ.3.1.4 III/19.6. MSC/Circ. 1206 III/20.and rescue boat engines Davit launched lifeboats Moved from stowed position Turned out from stowed position Testing of public address and general alarm system Testing of emergency lighting II-1.6 III/20.6.2.

1114 III/20. MES (by approved service station) MES: deployment on rotational basis Hydrostatic release units (non-disposable) Maintenance of falls used in launching: III/20. lifejackets.SOLAS Reg. + other Instruments Application P a s s en g e r S h i p s Ships Record Log Book Entry Service Company Crew Frequency / Interval SOLAS Requirement GL Requirement Recommendation Immersion suits Shipboard inspection by crew Air pressure test (seams and closures) Inflatable liferafts. special concern to hidden areas.1 III/20.7.1047 MSC/Circ.4.1 III/20.2 III/20.9.1. MSC216(82) X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X Ship's Cargo X (X) monthly 3 yearly (guideline only) 12 months (administration can allow extension up to 17 months) yearly ( for suits older than 10 years) at least 6 yearly 12 months (intervals to be agreed by the administatration) (administration can allow extension up to 17 months) (X) periodic inspections. MSC/Circ.8.8. Renewal latest after 5 years Ships crew only if properly trained and familiar with these works © Germanischer Lloyd 2013 / Checklist for Maintenance and Inspection of Safety Equipment 01/2013 3 / 12 .

11.11.2 MSC/Circ. 1206 III/20.2. 1206 X X X X III/20.2 MSC/Circ. MSC.88 -- X X X X X X X ---- yearly 5 yearly 10 yearly © Germanischer Lloyd 2013 / Checklist for Maintenance and Inspection of Safety Equipment 01/2013 4 / 12 .152(78) LSA Code 6. + other Instruments Application P a s s en g e r S h i p s Ships Record Log Book Entry Service Company Crew Frequency / Interval SOLAS Requirement yearly GL Requirement Recommendation Launching appliances (thorough examination and dynamic test of the winch brake) Lifeboat on-load release gear (thorough examination and test by properly trained personnel) Lifeboat on-load release gear (overhauling + load test) Compressed air cylinders for lifeboats with selfcontained air support system (external inspection) Compressed air cylinders for lifeboats with selfcontained air support system (hydrostatic testing) Compressed air cylinder in liferaft container (hydrostatic testing) III/20/11.1.5.1.2.SOLAS Reg.3 X X X X X X X X Ship's Cargo yearly 5 yearly -IACS REC.2.No.

+ other Instruments Application P a s s en g e r S h i p s Ships Record Log Book Entry Service Company Crew Frequency / Interval SOLAS Requirement Makers expiry date Makers expiry date Makers expiry date Makers expiry date Makers expiry date GL Requirement Recommendation Rocket parachute flares Smoke signals Lifebuoy lights (electric type) .8.2.1.8.3.3 LSA Code 1.SOLAS Reg.1 III/7.2.3 LSA Code 1. 3.battery replacement Food rations of lifeboat equipment First-aid outfit of lifeboat equipment III/6.3.3 LSA Code 1.4.8. 2.4.12 III/41.3.3 III/7. 3.20 X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X Ship's Cargo 3 yearly 3 yearly 1 yearly 5 yearly 1 yearly © Germanischer Lloyd 2013 / Checklist for Maintenance and Inspection of Safety Equipment 01/2013 5 / 12 .20 LSA Code 4.2 LSA Code 4.1.2.1.

5. + other Instruments Application P a s s en g e r S h i p s Ships Record Log Book Entry Service Company Crew Frequency / Interval SOLAS Requirement Weekly 5 yearly monthly GL Requirement Recommendation SCBA cylinders (Check for leakages) Hydrostatic test Fireman’s/Fire-fighter’s outfits. 850 MSC/Circ. 19. fire extinguishers.2. Fire Fighting Equipment SOLAS Reg.2. 850 MSC/Circ. fire hydrants. 850 MSC/Circ. 850 MSC/Circ. 850 MSC/Circ. properly arranged and in proper condition Fixed fire fighting stop valves in proper open or closed position Check appropriate pressure of wet pipe sprinkler systems indicated by gauges Correct levels of water of sprinkler system pressure tanks indicated by glass gauges Sprinkler system pumps operate automatically on reduction of pressure Check operation of fire pumps Function test of all automatic alarms for sprinkler systems by using test valves for each section Check condition of international shore connection II-2/10.10.2. hoses and nozzles in place.6. 850 X X X X X X X X X X X X MSC/Circ. 850 X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X Ship's Cargo monthly monthly monthly monthly monthly quarterly quarterly © Germanischer Lloyd 2013 / Checklist for Maintenance and Inspection of Safety Equipment 01/2013 6 / 12 . 850 MSC/Circ. MSC/Circ.3. 850 MSC/Circ.

FSS Code (IMO Res. 850 II-2/7.3.4.such as gas-.operation test Test of fire detection system for proper operation CO2 and halon cylinders of fixed gas fire extinguishing systems .1318 © Germanischer Lloyd 2013 / Checklist for Maintenance and Inspection of Safety Equipment 01/2013 7 / 12 . MSC/Circ.A.level check MSC/Circ. + other Instruments Application P a s s en g e r S h i p s Ships Record Log Book Entry Service Company Crew Frequency / Interval SOLAS Requirement quarterly yearly yearly monthly*(3) yearly*(3) 2-yearly*(3) 5-yearly*(3) -yearly yearly -yearly 2 yearly GL Requirement Recommendation Test of fire doors for local operation and fire dampers for remote operation Portable fire extinguishers and mobile fire extinguishers – check for proper location. water spray or water mist . a person with demonstrable competence (3) Scope of inspection according to Annex of MSC.SOLAS Reg. charging pressure and condition Fixed CO2 fire-extinguishing systems – maintenance and inspection by crew Fixed fire-extinguishing systems. 850 II-2/10. MSC/Circ. powder-. or runder the supervision of. 850 2 yearly X X X X X (1) (2) for portable fire extinguisher service to be undertaken by.951(23) (1) MSC.1318 X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X(2) X X X X X Ship's Cargo yearly II-2/10.Inspection Foam-water and water-spray fixed firefighting systems .2.1/Circ. MSC. foam-. 850 II-2/14. 850 IMO Res.1/Circ. 850 MSC/Circ. 98(73)) MSC/Circ.3. MSC/Circ.

if no shorter intervalls required acc. FSS Code Class rules X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X *) only. sprinkler pumps for proper pressure and flow Operation test of all hydrants Operation test of sprinkler system connections from the ship’s fire main Check of breathing apparatus air recharging systems for air quality Blow air through the piping of extinguishing gas systems Control valves of fixed fire-fighting systems – internal inspection SCBA cylinders – hydrostatic testing EEBD Emergency Escape Breathing Device EEBD cylinders – hydrostatic testing MSC/Circ. 850 MSC/Circ. 850 MSC/Circ. 850 MSC/Circ. 850 MSC/Circ. + other Instruments Application P a s s en g e r S h i p s Ships Record Log Book Entry Service Company Crew Frequency / Interval SOLAS Requirement yearly yearly yearly yearly yearly X X X yearly 5-yearly 5-yearly Maintenance according to makers instructions 5 yearly *) GL Requirement Recommendation Fire hoses – hydrostatic test Flow test of fire pumps incl. 850 MSC/Circ. 850 MSC/Circ. 850 MSC/Circ. 850 MSC/Circ.SOLAS Reg. 849. to makers instructions 01/2013 Ship's Cargo © Germanischer Lloyd 2013 / Checklist for Maintenance and Inspection of Safety Equipment 8 / 12 .

10.SOLAS Reg.1. 847 IMO Res.hydrostatic pressure test CO2 hose assemblies .4 II-2/14. MSC/Circ.951(23) Class rules (1)(3) Class rules (1)(3) X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X Ship's Cargo 5-yearly (renewal) 10 yearly (at least 10 %) 1 except halon cylinders 01/2013 © Germanischer Lloyd 2013 / Checklist for Maintenance and Inspection of Safety Equipment 9 / 12 .1.3.3 Item C.1 Item C.3. MSC/Circ.A.1.visual check CO2 hose assemblies made of synthetic rubber to be replaced (1) (2) (3) (4) I 0 Ship Technology Classification and Surveys Item B. + other Instruments Application P a s s en g e r S h i p s Ships Record Log Book Entry Service Company Crew Frequency / Interval SOLAS Requirement 3 years after filling and yearly thereafter ---10 yearly 2 yearly 10 yearly GL Requirement Recommendation Foam concentrate for fixed foam fire extinguishing systems Foam concentrate for portable foam applicator units CO2 or other gas cylinders (hydrostatic pressure test and internal inspection)1 Fire extinguishers and associates propellant gas cylinders .5. 850.5.1. 670 Class rules (1)(4) Class rules (1)(2) MSC/Circ.

6.9 IV/15.9 X X X X X X X (1) X X Ship's Cargo Radio Battery IV/13.8 V/26 X X X X X (1) (2) X X X yearly by testing facility 12 hours before departure (1) (2) Certificate of Compliance Maintenance report 01/2013 © Germanischer Lloyd 2013 / Checklist for Maintenance and Inspection of Safety Equipment 10 / 12 .3. + other Instruments Application P a s s en g e r S h i p s Ships Record Log Book Entry Service Company Crew Frequency / Interval SOLAS Requirement 5-yearly by approved shore-based maintenance facility GL Requirement Recommendation Satellite EPIRBs IV/15. Radio Equipment SOLAS Reg. Navigational Equipment Voyage Data Recorder (VDR) Steering gear V/18.2 X X yearly by approved service supplier yearly by approved service supplier 4.

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