Lifting forms part of almost every offshore and subsea operation, ranging from lifting of stores and spares to complicated and heavy lifts. IMCA helps to identify and manage the hazards associated with lifting through the work of the Lifting & Rigging Management Committee. The committee focuses on producing new and revalidating existing guidance, contribution to and reviewing of the guidance and standards of other industry bodies, production of briefings and alerts, and the competency and training of those personnel that are key to providing safe and efficient lifting operations.