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Lifting Gear Direct Ltd

Units 16 & 17 The Wallows Industrial Estate, Fens Pool Avenue, Brierley Hill, West Midlands, DY5 1QA

Chain Slings

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Available in any combination, we offer single leg, 2 leg, 3 leg and 4 leg chain slings at highly competitive prices. A chain sling is a highly versatile lifting tool which is extremely safe to use. Lifting Gear Direct make slings in grade 8 or 10 steel ranging from 7mm to 32mm in any length to match your exact specification, with a choice of end fittings available to suit your individual lifting requirements. For greater flexibility, shortening grab hooks can also be fitted. We test each sling extensively before delivery, and each sling is certified and marked clearly with its safe working load and individual identification number.

Chain SlingsGrade 8 Chain Sling Working LoadGrade 10 Chain Sling Working Load Chart

Various Hitch Types

Various Hitch Types

Tips for using chain slings

Edge Loading and Packing

Edge Loading and Packing

Chain should always support the load in a straight line; If you need it to go round sharp edges then use appropriate packing to protect the chain from damage. It is also imperative that the chain is never twisted or knots when under load.

Balancing The Load

Balancing The Load

Firstly assess the load and estimate where the centre of gravity is likely to be, then attach the chain sling so the centre of gravity is directly below the lifting point. A test lift should then be performed, lifted just clear of the ground, if the load tilts then the sling will need to be re-positioned, then re-tested, repeat this operation until a stable lift is achieved.

Landing A Load Safely

Landing a Load Safely

Prior to any load being lifted, the area where it will be set down must be prepared; it is normal practice for timber battens to be used to place the load onto, as this allows for the easy removal of the chain sling. The load should never be set down directly on the chain.

Controlling The Load Using Tag Lines

Controlling the Load Using Tag

During the lifting of long loads, a rope or tag line should be attached to one or both ends of the load, this practice allows good control of any rotational movement.

Storing Chain Slings

Storing Chain Slings

Chain slings should never be left on a crane hook, nor left lying on the ground, they should always be hung in a suitably designed rack to avoid damage.

Using in Extreme Conditions

Using in Extreme Conditions

Refer to the chart for a guide to using chain slings in extremes of temperatures.

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