Global Rigging and Synthetics, Houma, Louisiana.
Fabrication of sling sets, lifting and rigging equipment for offshore containers.
Certification as a competent manufacturer of slings sets for offshore containers in accordance with the IMO MSC/Circ.860 (1998) as supported by ST-E271 (2017), ISO 10855-2 and LRCCS for (DNV 2.7-1) offshore containers with a rating up to and including 25000kg.
About Global Rigging
Global Rigging and Synthetics (Global Rigging) is a leading manufacturer of rigging, lifting, and load securing equipment used in the offshore container industry. Their experienced team has over 100 years of combined industry experience. They specialize in combining their expertise with the most advanced production technologies available to deliver top of the line lifting equipment services and products.
The manufacturing industry is becoming more and more dynamic. As it adjusts to market expectations, the competitive landscape becomes more demanding. To remain competitive, Global Rigging started to look for ways to improve how they go to market without sacrificing the quality of their products.
They needed to meet their customers demands for quicker turnaround and increase the flexibility of their production process. Since offshore containers and accessories must meet specific regulations and product standards, regulatory compliance was also a major consideration.
How we helped
LR’s Competent Manufacturer Scheme (LRCCS) is an audit of a manufacturer's ability to make equipment according to specified product regulations and standards. The scheme is based on assessing the manufacturer's control of quality to a recognized assurance standard. Once certified, a manufacturer can produce a specific type of container or piece of equipment using their own trained quality personnel to inspect their products.
The requirements for an LRCCS Competent Manufacturer Certification are stringent. A company must have:
- A quality system in compliance with ISO 9001
- Quality management representatives and personnel
- Internal quality audits
- Purchasing controls to ensure supply chain assurance
- Manufacturing and process controls
- Fabrication procedures and qualifications in accordance with appropriate standards
Once certified, LR surveyors conduct periodic surveillance checks, plus a re-certification process every five years.
Through the LRCCS, Global Rigging went through an extensive audit and evaluation to determine the company’s ability to produce offshore sling sets according to specified regulations and product standards.
“Receiving the Competent Manufacturer Certification through LR gives us a competitive advantage,” said Global Rigging’s, James LeBlanc. “With the flexibility to inspect our products in-house, we can work within our own timeframe and provide quicker turnaround for our customers.”
According to Ramon Contreras, LR’s Senior Surveyor for Louisiana, “Any manufacturer who wants to demonstrate their ability to produce quality equipment safely should consider the LRCCS Competent Manufacturer Certification. It’s a level of certification that really makes a statement about a manufacturer’s capabilities and what a customer can expect when doing business with them.”
James further commented that, “Our company and our clients have already seen big benefits since we received our certification with LR. Our turnaround time is 20% faster than before, but we’ve done that without comprising safety or the quality of our products – all are really important to our business and our customers.”
Global Rigging is now one of numerous other manufacturers who have been certified under the LRCCS Competent Manufacturer Scheme.
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