SAFETY ON BOARD
The world’s leading classification society, Lloyd’s Register is the principal body in the maritime sector for approving safety standards on superyachts as well as on commercial ships. Sailing vessels seeking to obtain or renew Lloyd’s Register Certification must be able to document that services such as measurements, test, periodic surveys or maintenance of safety systems or equipment have been provided by Lloyd’s Register Approved Service Suppliers. To achieve this approval, Lloyd’s Register Auditors examined Rondal’s methods, documentation processes and training to make sure they meet its necessary quality standards. With safety on board being the top priority, any yacht crew or owner can be satisfied that rig surveys by LR certified companies guarantee that rigid procedures are followed to safeguard a structured and complete process.
“We have worked with Lloyd’s for a long time on certification of many of the products we manufacture such as spars, winches and hatches,” said Harry Mijnsbergen, Rondal’s Manager of Service and Aftersales. “They are well aware of our work and this audit was largely about finetuning the specifics and procedures from our service. We have already been training all members of our survey and service team in this methodology.”
Most of Rondal’s mast and rigging survey work is performed on superyachts, with the majority being for yachts beyond 40 meters in length. Harry Mijnsbergen said that the new Lloyd’s Register accreditation, acquired in April 2023, will empower Rondal to provide the most comprehensive maintenance and safety inspections possible.