• Published: 17 Aug 2011
  • Incident ID: 3375

Chain Block Failed its Statutory Inspection

Cause & Consequence

  • Moving, flying or falling object
Incident Consequence

Incident Location

Any Location Type

Incident Activity

Construction, hook-up, commissioning

Incident Info Source


Specific Incident Equipment

Chain Blocks

Lessons Identified

The issue of Chinese exporters using the CE logo incorrectly was raised at the EU parliament in 2008 and as far

as I am aware is still not resolved.

BL9336 and BL9337 were purchased on the 11


December 1996 from Lloyds British. The certificate issued is a

“Record of Test & Thorough Examination of Lifting Plant & Equipment” which carries a Declaration/EC Declaration

of Conformity statement. Certificates from more recently purchased Vital chain blocks carry the following


“The equipment has been marked to indicate that it complies with the European Machinery Directive

and an EC Declaration of Conformity has been issued which is held within our Company”

. Copies of these

Incident Recommendations

Ensure testing of these mechanisms is thorough as an absolute minimum

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