Lifting and Rigging: Colour Coded Inspection Tagging

Regular inspections are vital to ensure the safety of your equipment.

It is globally accepted that equipment that is used to for Lifting and Rigging applications is subjected to the harshest of work conditions and therefore needs to be regularly inspected to ensure there is no degradation in the integrity of the equipment. The lifting and rigging industries use colour coded inspection tags to provide a quick visual indicator that a piece of equipment is safe for use.

Usually, a colour coded inspection tag or label will indicate the last inspection date. This will provide a critical prompt for anyone on that work site as to whether that piece of equipment is safe for use. This tag will sometimes have other information on it like:

  • Who the inspection person was
  • The inspection company
  • Exact date of inspection
  • A serial number or barcode so there is a record against the item and when it was inspected
Australian Lifting and Rigging Inspection Tag Colour Chart

Pictured: Australian lifting and rigging inspection tag colour chart / RGBY system for 3 monthly inspections.

How often should I conduct an inspection?

At a minimum, yearly inspection intervals are advised*. Many companies implement more stringent inspection procedures that encourage three monthly or even monthly inspection intervals.

Occupational Health and Safety organisations in different regions and countries have guidelines for the manner in which Lifting and Rigging Equipment should be tagged and inspected.

A few leading global regulatory bodies that work closely with local OH&S organisations are:

These organisations are experts in the highest standards of safety compliance and help private and public organisations formulate protocols that guide Lifting and Rigging equipment inspection intervals depending on the environment that it is being used in.

*The information provided are general guidelines. Please be sure to properly research the specific inspection requirements for your application and country.

Certags supports the work of all Occupational Health and Safety organisations and any regulatory body trying to further on-site safety. With Tags and Labels for all types of Safety and Identification Applications, browse our site and find the best inspection solution for you.

green rigging inspection tag

Pictured: The Zip Tag is the most popular inspection tag in Australia for lifting and rigging

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