Survitec receives DNV GL certification for global safety inspections

(ABERDEEN, United Kingdom) — Survitec has received DNV GL Z-17 certification as a class-approved service provider for all DNV-GL classed vessels operating various brands of safety and survival equipment, including lifeboats, life rafts, marine evacuation systems (MES), firefighting equipment and breathing apparatus.

“The certification means that all Survitec sites carrying out work on lifeboats, firefighting equipment, SCBA and LSA to ships and mobile offshore units (MOU) to SOLAS standards are included in the Z-17 approval,” said Mats Hestmann, Group Quality, Health and Safety manager, Survitec.

The servicing/inspection of onboard safety equipment is often carried out by shore-based companies, with classification societies using service companies’ reports and recommendations on which to base their certification and documentation, such as a vessel’s safety equipment certificate.  

In order to carry out work on other manufacturers’ products, particularly lifeboats, MES, firefighting equipment, including BA, the service provider has to meet a series of stringent procedural and training requirements, as set by an IACS member classification society.

Through three fully-owned training centers, Survitec trains its teams to provide inspection and maintenance services across multiple brands in order to meet ship/fleet managers’ safety requirements. Survitec is confident that ship and fleet managers will take advantage of our global approval and anticipates an increase in inspection and maintenance services.

DNV GL, the world’s largest classification society providing services to more than 13,000 vessels and mobile offshore units, carried out a number of Z-17 audits at several Survitec service sites, following which approval was granted in early January 2019.

All Survitec sites carrying out service work on lifeboats, firefighting equipment, SCBA and LSA to ships and mobile offshore units (MOU) to SOLAS requirements, are included in the Z-17 approval.

A key benefit for Survitec customers is that its SOLAS 360 service concept can be offered across all the company’s service stations, improving capacity and capability.

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By Professional Mariner Staff