chain hoist, chain pulley block, chain block,
manual hoist, grade 80 lifting chain, hoisting chain, en 818
Automatic double pawl braking system
Lightweight robust construction
Low effort to lift maximum load
Fully forged hooks
Fully machines lift wheel
ISO high grade alloy load chain
Zinc plated hand chain as standard
Extra thick asbestos free friction discs
Double cover protection
Durable baked enamel paint protection
Zinc plated RUD chain from Germany or FEC chain from Japan available
Overload protection device available upon request
Complies with EC Council Directive 2006/42/EC Machinery, AS 1418.2
Remarks: Hoists with the
lift in other lengths are also available.
•Ensure suspension points and anchorages are adequate for the full
•Check the load chain/wire rope is hanging freely and is not twisted or
• Position the hook over the centre of gravity of the load.
• Check the operation of the brake before making the lift.
• Ensure the slings are secure and load is free to be lifted.
• Check the travel path is clear.
• Ensure the landing area is properly prepared.
• Exceed the marked SWL.
• Use the load chain/wire rope as a sling.
• Shock load the block or other equipment.
• Lift on the point of the hook.
• Overcrowd the hook with fittings.
• Permit the load to swing out of control.
• Leave suspended loads unattended.
Types of blocks
A wide range of manual and power operated blocks is available. This
section of the leaflet is concerned with matters which are common to the
safe use of the following listed equipment when used to lift in a
vertical plane only. Pulley blocks for fibre or wire rope used with
winches, hand chain blocks, chain lever hoists, power operated wire rope
blocks and power operated chain blocks. The use of trolleys is often
associated with blocks and these may be built in with the trolley as an
integral part of the appliance, or independent with the block hung on.
Lifting appliances should only be used by trained operatives who
understand their use and that of the associated equipment
used in the lift.
Installation and Commissioning
The erection procedure will vary with the equipment and should be
carried out in accordance with the suppliers instructions
paying attention to the following matters:
Prior to installation inspect the equipment to ensure no damage has
occurred in store or transit.
Ensure the support structure is adequate for the full loads that will
imposed, is tested and marked with the SWL.
When erecting trolleys ensure they are correctly set for the beam width
and that the track is fitted with end stops which
engage with the trolley frame or wheel tread. The track should remain
level at all loads up to the maximum.
When suspending appliances by a top hook ensure the support fits freely
into the seat of the hook.
After erection ensure that the chain/wire rope hangs freely and is not
twisted or knotted.
With power operated blocks the supply should be connected by a suitably
Qualified Person taking account of any statutory or
technical requirements (eg Electricity at Work Regulations, Pressure
Systems and Transportable Gas Containers Regulations).
Test run to ensure the free and correct movement of the chain/rope.
Check the operation of the brake. Check direction of
control command, position and operation of travel limits and safety
Safe Use of Blocks
The basic objectives of any lifting operation are to move the load to
the desired location and land it safely, efficiently and
without damage to the load, the equipment used or the surrounding
buildings, plant etc. In addition to any specific
instructions relating to the block the following general points must be
o Never attempt lifting operations unless you have been trained in the
use of the equipment and slinging procedures.
o Position the hook directly over the centre of gravity so that the line
of pull is vertical.
o Do not use the chain/wire rope to sling the load, ie do not wrap it
round the load, back hook or choke hitch.
o Do not lift on the point of the hook or overcrowd the hook with
o Never lift/lower more than the marked SWL. In the case of manual
equipment if abnormally high effort is required, and
with power operated appliances they fail to lift the load, or if the
load slips this is an indication of too high a load or a fault -
check the load and the appliance.
o Avoid unnecessary inching of power operated appliances and do not
impose sudden or shock loads.
o Push rather than pull loads suspended from appliances with push/pull
trolleys and if un-laden pull on the bottom hook.
Never pull an appliance by the pendant control, supply cable or hose.
o Avoid sudden movement of travel motion or undue effort in pushing the
load which can cause the load to swing.
o Avoid excessive or intentional use of motion limits unless they are
additional limits intended for that purpose.
Avoid running appliances against end
o Do not allow anyone to pass under or ride upon the load.
Never leave suspended loads unattended unless in an emergency then
ensure the area is cordoned off and kept clear.
o Do not remove guards, protective covers, weather proof covers, heat
shields etc without the authority of a Competent
In-Service Inspection and Maintenance
The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 and the Lifting
Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations
1998 both require that lifting equipment properly maintained.
This is an ongoing duty that falls on the user and a planned routine
maintenance program will be necessary. In addition to the statutory
thorough examinations by a Competent Person, regular in-service
inspections should be made to find any faults and damage that might
arise. If any are found they should be referred to the Competent Person.
The maintenance program must meet the requirements of the manufacturers
instructions and any special requirements due to the conditions of
service. This may be combined with maintenance of other equipment used
in association with the
appliance, eg power feed system. Check the block and its associated
equipment daily for obvious faults and signs of