Davit & Life Boat Testing

Load tests of Gangway and Pilot ladders can be performed by using bolster type Test Bag Systems. These bags have been specially designed to accommodate the size of the gangways offering a distributed load across the entire structure.

The use of bolster bags negates the need for personnel to move along the structure when fully loaded with the water filling and discharge being conducted remotely. This reduces load testing times significantly resulting in increased safety during operations along with significant cost savings when compared to tradition solid weights.


  • Safer and effective for all kinds of gangway and pilot ladders
  • Remote filling and discharge
  • Equipped with a water control manifold
  • Reduced transport costs
  • Reduced time onsite to complete the job