BS ISO 799-2:2021 pdf download.Ships and marine technology — Pilot ladders Part 2: Maintenance, use, survey, and inspection
The ladders shall be inspected before and after each use by a deck officer. Additionally, a senior deck officer shall inspect the ladders at three-month intervals. Ladders shall also be inspected annually by a classification society surveyor or authorized representative of the vessel’s flag State.
5 Care and maintenance instructions
The manufacturer of a pilot ladder shall supply care and maintenance instructions to users. These instructions shall be produced in accordance with ISO/IEC Guide 37. The following are the minimum instructions required.
a) Instructions for inspecting the ladder before and after use. A sample checklist for such inspections is contained in Annex A.
b) Instructions on detailed periodic inspection and a list of people authorised to conduct this inspection. The minimum time between these inspections and the qualification of persons carrying out these inspections shall be in accordance with the sample checklist for such inspections. Examples are contained in Annex A. A Classification Society can use its alternative checklist in lieu of Annex A.
c) Specific instructions on inspecting the side ropes; i.e. how to inspect manila or other types of rope used, and factors to be taken into account when determining suitability for ongoing use. These instructions shall be in accordance ISO 9554:2019, Annex C.
d) Specific instructions on inspecting and repairing rope seizings or securing devices.
e) List of repairs that can be conducted by users without the need for recertification.
f) Care and storage instructions with specific warning on the proximity to chemicals, effect of sunlight or other possible causes of degradation of the ladder, e.g. potential effect of different cargo types on ladders longevity, effect of being stored wet. These instructions shall take into account ISO 9554:2010, Annex A.
g) Factors that would shorten the life of the pilot ladder, e.g. passing over sharp coamings or small diameter bends, different methods used to secure the ladder to the deck, such as shackles around side ropes.
h) Acceptable and unacceptable method(s) of securing the ladder to strong points, e.g. the use of iron deck tongues is an unacceptable method of securing pilot ladders to the deck.
i) Pictorial examples of damage or conditions under which the ladder shall be withdrawn from service. A detailed written description shall be included with these examples.
j) Expected service life of the pilot ladder, which may be less than 30 months, particularly on ladders where side ropes cannot be inspected due to the use of mechanically applied metal clamps.
k) Inspections shall be carried out at the intervals stated in Annex A. l) Care and maintenance of rope pilot ladders shall be in accordance with this clause and should follow the recommendations of Annex B.
6 Maintenance 6.1 Damaged steps shall be replaced with replacement steps meeting the requirements of ISO 799‑1:2019, Clause 4 and subclause 5.18. The replacement steps shall be of the type supplied or specified by the ladder manufacturer. A ladder shall not include more than two replacement steps. These steps shall not be next to each other.
6.1.1 Replacement steps shall be fitted by the manufacturer or the manufacturer’s approved repair facility, a facility approved by the flag State or a Classification Society. Records shall be maintained of replacement steps in accordance with Clause 7.
6.2 If a ladder requires a third replacement step, it shall be rebuilt and recertified by the manufacturer or the manufacturer’s approved repair facility.
6.3 A ladder constructed with spun thermoset polyester side ropes, with polypropylene core of contrasting colour with the inner core showing at any place throughout the length of the ladder, is no longer serviceable and the ladder shall be removed from service or scrapped.BS ISO 799-2 pdf download .