EN 818-5:1999/prA1

Short link chain for lifting purposes - Safety - Part 5: Chain slings - Grade 4 EN 818-5:1999/prA1

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

European Norm

53.020.30   Accessories for lifting equipment


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 together with the appropriate range of components of the same grade in accordance with prEN 1677-5 and 6. These chain slings are intended for lifting objects, materials or goods. NOTE1: Instructions for use and maintenance of chain slings are covered by prEN 818-6. 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. Annex ZA gives the relationship with EU Directives.

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)

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EN 818-5:1999


EN 818-5:1999/prA1
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