Round slings are an effective method of lifting equipment. They are very strong, flexible and lightweight which increases their ease of use and versatility. Round slings are measured in two ways E.W.L (Effective Working Load) or CIRC (circumference). Round slings are manufactured with a safety factor of 7:1, meaning that a sling will not fail, if used correctly, until a load of at least 7 times its S.W.L (Safe Working Load) is exerted upon it.
When using a round sling in a lifiting capacity it is essential that the sling is in good working order and fit for purpose. This criteria for safe and correct use is laid out in the European Standard EN 1492-2:200 + A1.
6 monthly inspection by a deemed competent body is mandatory for round slings. Round slings should be frequently checked for defects or damage during their use.
Hoistech offers a full inspection, testing and certification service of round slings, in conjunction with this service we offer for sale a full range of round slings. The standard slings offered range from 1- 8 tonne, 10 and 12 tonne with lengths from 1-6 meter. Hoistech can supply additional sizes upon request. They can also come fitted with a range of lifting components e.g shackle, connectors, master rings and hooks.
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