• Part Number:
  • Part Number Title:
    Gear Certification
  • Subpart:
    1919 Subpart E
  • Subpart Title:
    Certification of Vessels: Tests and Proof Loads; Heat Treatment; Competent Persons
  • Standard Number:
  • Title:
    Specially designed blocks and components.
  • GPO Source:

Blocks and connecting components of an unusual nature which are specially designed and constructed as an integral part of a particular lifting unit and are either permanently affixed or of such design that two or more components must be tested together need not be considered as loose gear for purposes of § 1919.31.


In lieu of the loose gear proof test required by § 1919.31(a), design data shall be submitted to an accredited certification agency indicating design and material specifications and analysis whereby the designed strength of such gear may be determined.

Subsequent to the test of the lifting unit as a whole, a thorough visual examination shall be made of disassembled parts and an electronic, ultrasonic, or other equally efficient nondestructive examination shall be made of those parts not dismantled to ensure the safe condition of such parts.