LIFTING EQUIPMENT INSPECTION & TESTING PACKAGE (V-LIFT)
The V-LIFT Package is a collection of specialist services, systems and products which have been refined for over a decade to provide unparalleled support for cranes and lifting equipment. The V-LIFT Package was built first and foremost with efficiency, quality, and compliance to Australian legislation in mind then refined to maximise cost, time, and safety benefits for our customers. To date, the package has been utilised by major downstream LNG operators, coal seam gas operators, offshore production operators and numerous upstream drilling assets over multi-year terms.
Our dedicated lifting equipment team can provide a turnkey solution or build a specific package suited to our client’s needs. Ultimately our goal is to drive safety, cost and efficiency across your asset while removing the burden and effort from our customer representatives.
Accreditation & Compliance
Vertech is uniquely positioned to cover multiple industry sectors and regions across Australia and the wider Asia Pacific region, holding the necessary certification and accreditations required to meet national and international standards. Our people are highly experienced, motivated and multi-skilled, holding LEEA, NDT and IRATA certification, with many individuals also holding API 2C & 2D crane inspection certification. In addition to these, Vertech holds the ISO 17020 NATA Lifting & Lifted Equipment Inspection accreditation.
Our lifting package can be adjusted to meet the specific deliverables of each client and can include:
- NATA Lifting Equipment Inspection
- NATA Non-Destructive Testing
- CASA, LR and ABS UAV Remote Inspection Technique
- DROPS Accredited
- NATA Pressure System Inspection
- ABS, DNV, LR, BV Marine Class Accredited Inspection Body
- IRATA Operator and Trainer
- ISO 9001, 29001, 14001 and 45001
Lifting Gear Data Management
ViiPER.net is Vertech’s purpose-built online lifting and integrity data management system that combines an easy-to-use interface with powerful functionality. ViiPER.net manages lifting equipment and safety equipment through their full life cycle, recording all data and documents to ensure the facilities lifting requirements are always fully NATA and AS compliant. The system is live and includes automated inspection reports and work pack generation, saving up to 80% on reporting and planning time.
- Full Traceability & Inspection History
- Interactive Dashboards
- Live Online Progress Visibility
- Unlimited Customer Accounts
- Automated Reporting
- Automatic Work Pack Generation
- Manufacturer & Previous Certs Held
- Unlimited Client Assets/Facility Capable
Lifting Equipment Inspection
Our highly multi-disciplined lifting team provide comprehensive inspection and maintenance services to lifting & hoisting equipment. We are NATA accredited, have an in-house competency program and give our inspectors additional NDT, LEEA and API 2c & 2d crane inspection training. Our team will work with our clients to implement a framework supported by ViiPER to effectively manage the gaps usually encountered ineffective lifting gear management systems.
- ISO 17020 NATA Lifting Certified
- Multi-disciplined Lifting Engineers
- Complete Lifting Inventory Management
- Rope Access , NDT & Maintenance Services
- Site Proof Load Testing
- Visual & Dimensional Inspections
- End-to-end Lifting Equipment Management
- Database & Compliance Management
Dropped Object Management (DROPS)
The potential cost of a dropped object is not just equipment damage or lost production, it is a life! The Dropped Objects Prevention Scheme (DROPS) assists our clients to identify dropped object risks and conduct corrective actions such as removing or remediating the potential issue. Vertech provides comprehensive DROPS surveys and services including risk ranking, reliable securing options and a suite of products to mitigate this industry-wide hazard, keeping our people safe.
- Comprehensive DROPS Surveys
- Area or Module DROPS Sweeps
- Detailed Risk Ranked DROPS Reports
- Secondary Retention Campaigns
- Remediation and Repair of PDO's
- Reliable Securing Recommendations
Vertech was a pioneer of IRATA industrial rope access in Australia. We are an IRATA operator and trainer with a world-class training school located in Perth, WA. We imported the first engineered decking systems to the region, we also designed and installed the first offshore safety netting and tension netting systems. Being a holistic access provider, we are recognised industry-wide for providing the right access system for each situation. Our vision is to educate people on the pros and cons of each system to drive safety, cost, and time efficiency for our customers.
- Rope Access Inspection
- Rope Access Trades
- Safety Netting
- Tension Netting
- Engineered Decking
Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) involves detecting and assessing flaws in materials without causing damage. Vertech are certified to ISO 17205 as an NDT inspection body by the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA). We have approximately 150 multi-skilled NDT and lifting inspection personnel who hold certification. To ensure our service is at a consistently high level we complete additional in-house NDT competency assessments including MPI, DPI, ECI and UT methods which are commonly utilised for lifting inspections.
- Fixed Lifting Equipment NDT
- Structural NDT
- Class Accredited NDT
- Drill Handing Tool NDT
- Container & Basket NDT
- NATA Pressure Equipment NDT
Crane Inspection, Repair & Maintenance
Vertech’s multi-skilled offshore teams have a wealth of experience completing detailed planning, inspection, comprehensive repairs, and ongoing maintenance on cranes across offshore assets and Mobile offshore drilling units (MODU’S) in the Asia Pacific region. Our IRATA tradesmen conduct mechanical repairs, sheave replacements, wire rope replacements, greasing, electrical inspection and other routine maintenance tasks on an ongoing basis. Our API Crane inspectors complete campaign based inspection and examination in accordance with API RP 2D and NDT to ISO 17025 requirements.
- Primary, Secondary & Tertiary Steelwork Inspection
- Structural NDT & Visual Inspection
- API 2C Inspections
- Hydraulic Hose Replacements
- Electrical Inspection & Maintenance
- Wire Rope Remediation & Replacement
- Development of Inspection Management Procedures
SEMI SUB LIFTING MANAGEMENT
Over a three year period Vertech was contracted to manage the inspection and compliance for all lifting equipment and drill handling tools through our VIIPER management database. Additional work was awarded for comprehensive dropped object surveys & remediation programs, proof load testing & recertification of fixed lifting items, derrick surveys, crane inspections and general rope access maintenance activities.
LNG INSPECTION & MANAGEMENT
Vertech were contracted on short notice to bring all marine lifting equipment for 21 barges and 6 onshore LNG areas into compliance on Gorgon LNG. The scope included initial audit, QA/QC, baseline inspection and surveys compiling all manufacturers certification as well as regular comprehensive equipment inspections. Our Viiper system and site work was Audited by Chevron on numerous occasions and found to be 100% compliant.
FPSO & PLATFORM CRANE INSPECTION
Over a seven-year term Vertech conducted an inspection of all pedestal mounted Cranes to API, Client PRT’s and the relevant structural codes. We completed a complex recertification of fixed lifting equipment through load testing, NDT and engineering assessment on fixed assets as well as inspections on fixed lifting points and DNV & EN offshore containers across 8 facilities both onshore and offshore.
OFFSHORE CRANE MAINTENANCE
Vertech has conducted numerous crane inspection and maintenance tasks on an offshore fixed platform for Chevron Australia over a 3-year term. Through providing multi-disciplined Rope Access, NDT, mechanical and API inspection teams we have safely and successfully completed NATA and API compliant inspections, bolt torque checks, general crane maintenance and preventative maintenance tasks.