Where loose construction equipment (excavators, pile drivers, etc.) is being used, this must in general always meet the regulations applicable to the same equipment ashore, including registration, control measures, safety provisions, inspection, etc.
If the equipment is placed on board on a permanent basis, it must be considered as being part of the barge and covered by the regulations issued by the Danish Maritime Authority. If the Danish Maritime Authority does not have any regulations for the equipment concerned, it is covered by the regulations applicable ashore for similar equipment.
In general, the Danish Maritime Authority always has the obligation to inspect equipment used on board. However, in cases where the Danish Working Environment Authority is considered to be responsible for the working environment, this authority can also choose to control loose construction equipment and make requirements for this.