Chain Sling

Recently Standards Australia released the new standard for chain slings AS 3775.2-2014. This now supersedes AS 3775-2004 and impacts on inspection and testing frequencies. It also identifies changes to some configurations and assemblies.

HES are NATA accredited and offer electronic periodic inspections by our qualified staff. Please contact us if you would like further information or to book in an inspection.

Some key points:

●Clear definitions on what a competent person is deemed as. That is they shall be suitably trained, qualified by knowledge and practical experience. Please note that HES inspectors are deemed competent in accordance with standards.

●Periodic Inspection Guide

●Grade V (100) WLL'S – UP TO 32mm now included

●Leg Length Tolerances have changed

●New Duration Guide – for corner loading

●Proof testing - each sling shall be proof tested after manufacture, when damaged and when missing tags

●Maximum reeving angle is now 60 degrees

●Self Locking Hook Inspection – guidelines on clearance between hook and latch

●Safety Hooks – requirements on spring loaded latches.

●HES inspectors are LEEA (Lifting Equipment Engineers Association) trained and accredited

●Detailed guidance for the design of Engineered Lifts

●Rams Horn Hooks – 2 leg assemblies to be rated as 1 x 4 leg sling

CALL US ON 1300 792 464 TO DISCUSS YOUR REQUIREMENTS WITH OUR FRIENDLY STAFF.