Lifting safety and corporate policy support

All (heavy) lifting, hoisting, rigging and specialised transport operations are high risk if they are not planned and executed properly. They can often put people at great risk of injury, as well as incurring great costs when they go wrong. It is therefore important to properly resource, plan and organise (heavy) lifting, hoisting, rigging and specialised transport operations so they are carried out in a safe manner. Too often the front page of the newspaper and social media show accidents during (heavy) lifting, hoisting, rigging and specialised transport. But the main question is: why? All of them are activities where different disciplines with different competences and expertise have to work closely together. Each of these elements requires a person or people with sufficient competence to be involved at each step. These people should have sufficient theoretical and practical knowledge of the work and equipment in question, as well as the requirements of rules, regulations and industry best practices, to be able to do this properly. For critical, complex and high-risk operations, the planning and organisation shall be extensive and meticulous. When there are gaps in this cooperation it could result in even higher potential risks. This is where Hadimpro can play an important role. All concerned parties on site generally experience our involvement as an additional catalyst to reduce risks and operate safely.

Hazard identification and risk management

Effectively managing risk is paramount to any business and especially for (heavy) lifting, hoisting, rigging and specialised transport operations. In order to manage risk, an organization must first be aware of the hazards it is exposed to, it must understand the negative consequences of these hazards if they are realized, and it must possess a reasonable estimate of the likelihood of that negative consequence occurring. Only then can a business develop strategies to reduce or eliminate such risks in a systematic manner. Hadimpro has extensive facilitation experience in several methodologies of Hazard Identification, Consequence and Probability Estimation, and Risk Treatment, including: Hazard Identification (HAZID) and Hazard & Operability (HAZOP) studies, Layer Of Protection Analysis (LOPA), Bow-Tie, Event Tree and Scenario Based Risk Assessment. Hadimpro can provide customised risk ranking criteria (risk matrices), risk reduction action tracking, and residual risk exposure stewardship processes that are in full compliance with ISO 31000 – International Standard on Risk Management. As part of a risk management strategy, our clients want to know that their chosen contractors have the necessary infrastructure, systems, processes and capabilities to fulfil the governing requirements. They also need to ensure that local and international rules, regulations standards and best practices of quality and safety are consistently maintained during the operations. Hadimpro can help you gain a complete understanding of contractors capabilities through a systematic and independent 3rd party assessment, concluding with a documented technical audit report.

Safety Management System and Policy support

Hadimpro is experienced with policy and procedure writing to create and/or update existing policies and procedures to reflect the Governmental Regulations, such as OSHA, LOLER, European Directives, ANSI/ASME and API Standards, written and unwritten company policies, and generally accepted industry best practices, such as from IOGP (International association of Oil and Gas Producers), IMCA (International Maritime Contractors Association), IADC (International Association of Drilling Contractors). Regardless the country or continent each and every company shall work in strict compliance with rules and regulations. Hadimpro firmly believes that the stricter rules and regulations are adhered to, the higher the safety level will be. Hadimpro can assist in developing a suitable HSE management system for our client and support their organisation through to implementation. Our systems would be aligned as a minimum to our client’s corporate HSE systems and local Government’s policies, procedures, decrees and/or standards. Hadimpro team members have decades of experience within the (heavy) lifting, hoisting, rigging and specialised transport industry and have been or still are involved in industry organisations, such as the Offshore Mechanical Handling Committee (OMHEC), European association for the abnormal road transport and mobile crane rental industry (ESTA) and the recognized Dutch inspection companies hoisting and lifting equipment (EKH). Whichever system our client desires, Hadimpro follow their proven and tested processes, which include but may not be limited to the following;

  • Setting up a Safe System of Work or company operational Policy
  • Technical assessment of existing Safe System of Work
  • Policy support for (heavy) lifting, hoisting, rigging and specialised transport
  • Develop and deliver suitable training based on the new procedures (or assist with the development of training schemes if our client already has them)
  • Ensure alignment to local or international standards as well as industry best practices such that we ensure that everything complies with the legislation
  • Leadership training on the management system, roles and responsibilities
  • Conduct audits to assess implementation, compliance, knowledge and gaps
  • Rules, regulations and industry best practices compliance checks
  • Hazard identification, risk assessment and risk management
  • Providing detailed method statements including preparation of CAD drawings
  • Equipment & resource qualification/certification
  • Technical assessment of equipment capabilities
  • Incident and accident investigation, analysis and determination of Root Cause
  • Expert witness services for litigation support for contractors, insurance companies, and attorneys
  • Lifting


    Lifting is an activity during which the load is lifted in a controlled and guided manner, normally spoken from the bottom of the load, e.g. by means of a Fork Lift Truck, screw jack, rack jack, hydraulic jack, toe jack, lifting bag, etc.

  • Rigging


    Moving a load horizontally, vertically or at other angles and possibly through different floor levels, by use of different lifting and hoisting equipment. Lifting and hoisting equipment being divided in lifting and hoisting appliances versus lifting and hoisting accessories.

  • Hoisting


    Hoisting is an activity during which the load is suspended and hangs freely, e.g. by means of one or more crane, chain hoist, lever hoist, hoisting portal, beam clamp, winch, floating sheer leg, strand jack hoisting system, etc.

  • Specialized transport

    Specialized transport

    Transport of heavy, abnormal and oversized objects by means of specialised transport equipment such as Self Propelled Modular Transporters (so-called SPMT), conventional modular and multi axle transporters, skidding techniques, heavy industrial roller sets and heavy duty roller skates based on endless chain techniques.