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New stickers
o Need to indent identification information properly so they stay legible
o Need better adhesive so they do not immediately wear or fall off unit
o Would recommend info to contain, make, model, serial number, unit number, capacity,
expiry date as these are the critical pieces of information needed for certification and
Access to internet
o Reports/certifications/questions and discussion with engineer
o Searches on model numbers and capacities
Truck and MPI Kit Available
Cross-shift or people trained for coverage


Must be available for questions and planning of larger inspections

Must either create or sign off on annual inspection procedures
o Inspection procedures for main 5-10 basic types of units inspected
o Critical areas to be inspected
o Allowable defect sizes and locations (Cracks, dents, bends, material loss)
o Generic repair recommendations for particular materials and defects
o Which NDT methods to use (Visual, MPI, LPI, UT)


Tracking of units performed at physical level to correspond with spreadsheet

o Units must be properly identified. If they do not have manufacturer plates or they have
become damaged or illegible, the unit cannot be certified. Therefore it is recommended
that LST numbers be etched into units upon first inspection. Units can then be
referenced back to master list for manufacturer information.
o Location of units must be kept up to date. If units are moved to a different location or
sent out for repairs it must be reported so they can be located for inspection before
expiry date.
o New units must be inspected upon arrival, recorded in master list, and marked with a
unit number (LST) and certification expiry date
o Discarded units that are to be put out of service must be reported and removed from
the master list.
Expired units and units with no sticker must be tagged out and put aside for inspection or
replacement sticker.
Damaged units should be repaired and scheduled for re-inspection so they can be put back into
Units must be clean and dry in order to perform proper inspection.
Labourer or operator should be available to help with set up of units during or before


Should be available for Mistras annual inspection staff and client staff involved in tracking and
certification of lifting equipment
Spreadsheet could then be used for tracking location, units coming due for inspection, missing
equipment, and units needing new stickers
Reports and certifications could be uploaded here as well which would allow for quick access by
all departments using lifting equipment.
Naming convention for reports should be established for quick reference. Recommend use of
LST unit numbers.


No identification on many units that exist on site at this time. Model and maximum capacities
for these units must be obtained in order to certify them. If this information cannot be obtained,
reverse engineering is an option. Otherwise they should be removed from service and replaced
with new units as they cannot be certified.
No LST numbers on many of the units on site at this time. Beginning the process of permanently
marking all units with the LST numbers that refer to the serial numbers on the master list will be
a good start to identifying and tracking units from this point forward. It will also prevent loss of
identification in the future due to worn manufacturer plates and stickers falling off.
Many expired units on the master list are due to original identification being lost on the physical
unit. They may have been re-identified as a new unit. Another possibility is that they have been
removed from site permanently and do not exist anymore.

*The clients participation in updating units on the master list will be beneficial not only for keeping
track of annual inspection due dates. It will also serve as a tracking/ inventory system which will allow
the client to identify loss or damage to assets.

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