Inspect the lifeboat/ rescue boat, pay particular attention to the buoyancy material and check that the bottom boards and thwarts are not cracked, repaint the ship’s name and port of registry if required.
When the boats are in water run any lifeboat engines both ahead and astern, for resetting of the on-load release mechanism to be strictly adhered to.
Check that the inflatable liferafts have been serviced within the last 12 months if HRU is a mechanical type the same has to be serviced annually if servicing not carried out annually due to valid reason then dispensation form from the flag state to be obtained.
Lubricate and grease all moving parts, davits, winches and blocks and lifeboat falls.
Inspect the survival crafts launching procedures are ship specific and are posted under emergency lighting.
Inspect the lifebuoys especially the self-igniting lights and check that they are correctly located as per plan.
Make sure all the life saving and fire fighting appliances are placed as per their respective plans.
Examine the lifejackets for any damage and their lifejacket lights for properly working and they are properly distributed.
Update all the records regarding LSA and FFA including PMS and Maintenance Records.
All stenciling, instruction pertaining to LSA/ FFA to be proper.
Check Pyrotechnics for expiry dates.
Test the emergency lighting system.
Check fire control plans are posted and still legible.
Test the fire and/or smoke detection system.
Check fire hoses, nozzles and their applicators are in good condition.
Check the fire line and fire hydrants, rectify the leakages if any, check isolation valves for the fire line.