Testing of loose gear
B.1. General provisions
B.1.1. Every item of loose gear, other than a cargo block,
should be tested in accordance with the provisions of Appendix D,
B.1.2. Every cargo block should be tested in accordance with
the provisions of Appendix D, section D.2.
B.1.3. Every item of loose gear, including cargo blocks, lifting
beams and lifting frames, should be tested:
– before it is taken into service for the first time;
– after any renewal or repair of a stress-bearing part.
B.2. Physical testing equipment
B.2.1. Recording test equipment used in carrying out over-
load proof tests, either of assembled units or of loose gear com-
ponents, should have been tested for accuracy by a competent per-
son at least once during the 12 months preceding the test.
B.2.2. Tests should be performed with equipment that meets
the standards set by the national authority, or any appropriate
standard that has been verified as meeting the requirements of a
national authority or other standard.
B.2.3. Machine errors should be taken into account in con-
B.2.4. A copy of relevant test reports of the testing machine
should be displayed.
B.2.5. The characteristics and capacity of the recording test
equipment used should be suitable for the proof tests performed.