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.
Various Hitch Types
Tips for using chain slings
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
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
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
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
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
Refer to the chart for a guide to using chain slings in extremes of temperatures.