As per EN 365:2004, all Fall Protection Equipment must be inspected and recertified at least every 12 months by a competent person (4.4.). Also, once a block has arrested a fall it must be inspected by a competent person before being used again (4.2.2. m). Besides complying with the norms, inspecting/ servicing the block on an annual basis or after a fall- arrest would mean longer life and optimum performance in case of another fall, thus saving lives and money.
Note: As block is an engineered product, competent person must be trained and authorised by the manufacturer (3.3.).