We, M/s. Billy Pugh Co., Inc. are reputed and world’s leading manufacturers for Offshore Personnel Transfer Nets. We have over 61 years of experience in manufacturing Transfer Nets and have supplied well over 10,000 Nos. of Transfer Nets and Baskets to various offshore companies globally.
We do not recommend load testing our personnel nets/baskets as all of the individual parts of these units are certified and are the highest quality available. We manufacture to ISO quality standards, so every unit is built exactly the same. These units are complex (in that) they are composed on multiple load bearing parts such as wire rope, lifting hardware, shackles, and synthetic rope. This makes a proper load test very difficult without damaging the unit. Our slings are load tested but they are load tested prior to attaching to the personnel net. Load testing the entire unit (in our opinion) has the potential to do more damage to the units than glean any information or make the product safer as each individual part has been certified. In summary, we invented this product, we have been manufacturing them for over 60 years and we have never had a structural failure using our protocol. This confirms our protocol is better than any other statement.