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FORCE Lifting Chains

A shared Safety Alert.

Lifting chains are an essential part of the equipment on site. It is vital that all lifting chains are made to relevant British Standards and are thoroughly examined on a regular basis, as per UK Regulations.

A set of ‘FORCE’ brand lifting chains have been discovered on another project in the UK. These chains are no longer sold in the UK; however, no recall was made on the products. Samples of these chains were independently tested and found to have inclusions in the welds which meant they were likely to break before they reach the minimum breaking strain.

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