RAPEX: Scissor lift jack - Injuries

Friday, 19 March 2021 09:11 RAPEX
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 Report No 12 published on 19 March 2021, alert number A12/00380/21

Description: metal scissor jack with the capacity to lift a maximum weight of 1,5 tonnes.

Risks: the product is not strong enough to load. It may break down and cause the user to fall increasing the risk of injuries.

The product does not comply with the essential health and safety requirements of Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC.

Action adopted: withdrawal of the product from the market (Poland).



Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC

 Annex I
General principles

  1. The manufacturer of machinery or his authorised representative must ensure that a risk assessment is carried out in order to determine the health and safety requirements which apply to the machinery. The machinery must then be designed and constructed taking into account the results of the risk assessment.

      By the iterative process of risk assessment and risk reduction referred to above, the manufacturer or his authorised representative shall:

  • determine the limits of the machinery, which include the intended use and any reasonably foreseeable misuse thereof,
  • identify the hazards that can be generated by the machinery and the associated hazardous situations,
  • estimate the risks, taking into account the severity of the possible injury or damage to health and the probability of its occurrence,
  • evaluate the risks, with a view to determining whether risk reduction is required, in accordance with the objective of this Directive,
  • eliminate the hazards or reduce the risks associated with these hazards by application of protective measures, in the order of priority established in section 1.1.2(b).



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