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EN 818-5:1999+A1:2008

Short link chain for lifting purposes - Safety - Part 5: Chain slings - Grade 4

Dec 30, 2008

General information

90.93 Standard confirmed   Nov 8, 2019


CEN/TC 168 Chains, ropes, webbing, slings and accessories - Safety

European Norm

53.020.30   Accessories for lifting equipment



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This Part of EN 818 specifies the requirements related to safety, methods of rating and testing of single-, two-, three-, four-leg and endless chain slings, assembled by welding, using short link grade 4 medium tolerance chain conforming to EN 818-3:1999+A1 together with the appropriate range of components of the same grade in accordance with EN 1677-5:2001+A1 and -6:2001+A1. These chain slings are intended for lifting objects, materials or goods.
NOTE Instructions for use and maintenance of chain slings are covered by !EN 818-6:2000+A1".
The hazards covered by this Part of the standard are identified in clause 4.
Annex A gives an alternative method of rating and marking a chain sling for a specific lifting application.
Annex B contains the bases for calculation of working load limits.
Annex C gives an example of a designation system for chain slings.
Annex D gives an example of identification tags for chain slings.
Annexes ZA and ZB give the relationship with EU Directives.

Related directives

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Directive 2006/42/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 May 2006 on machinery, and amending Directive 95/16/EC (recast)


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EN 818-5:1999+A1:2008
90.93 Standard confirmed
Nov 8, 2019