Textile hoist ropes - Safety - Hoist ropes made with high-performance man-made fibres for crane applications cen:proj:78441

General information

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

European Norm


This European standard specifies the safety requirements and methods for the assessment and testing of high-performance fibre ropes in crane and winch applications.

This European Standard covers the technical requirements to minimise the hazards that may occur during the use of high-performance fibre ropes in crane applications and in winch applications when used in accordance with the instructions and specifications provided by the manufacturer or his authorised representative.
This standard does not specify the lifting of persons, potentially hazardous materials such as molten metal and acids, glass sheets, fissile material, nuclear reactor parts and all parts of nuclear reactors and all lifting operations for which special conditions apply.
This document does not deal with so-called hybrid ropes which are a combination of steel wire and high-performance fibres, where the load bearing capability is shared between steel wires and the high-performance fibres.

Related legislation

Legislation related to this standard


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)

Life cycle


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