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PTR Holland offers free pilot ladder load test


published on 1 December 2021 345 -

PTR Holland Group, the world's leading manufacturer of quality pilot ladders offers a free Pilot Ladder Load Test to be carried out every 30 months.

Once again, the manufacturer underlines that it is serious about the safety of maritime pilots.

Register your pilot or embarkation ladder today and receive a free 30 months mandatory load test, when the ladders been delivered to one of our factories in Rotterdam, Singapore, New Castle UK or Houston Texas.

This offer is valid for pilot and boarding ladders from any manufacturer free of charge if the ladder is registered via PTR Holland's website.
Each ladder shall be subjected to the ladder and step attachment strength test at approximately 30-month intervals. Each ladder which fails the test shall be rebuilt * (check bellow *), or scrapped. The ladder shall be stamped or tagged near the bottom of the ladder with the date of the test and the identification of the person or company performing the test. The person or company performing the test shall also provide a test certificate for the owner of the ladder, indicating the details of the test, including the date, and the identification of the person or company performing the test.

* If a ladder requires a third replacement step, it shall be rebuilt. A ladder constructed with spun-polyester side ropes, with the inner core showing at any place throughout the length of the ladder is no longer serviceable. Such ladders shall be rebuilt according to the original manufacturer’s standard, using new side ropes, and using undamaged steps in place of all damaged steps and replacement steps.
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