Determining the correct lifting equipment is critical when lifting loads. Because the risk of accidents in the workplace is reduced. For example, an incorrect chain or fitting may cause a load to fall, resulting in serious injuries.
FACTORS TO CONSIDER
Understanding the Application, Industry & Environment.
Are specialty hooks required like used in applications for rubbish skips, recycling bins, cargo and or shipping containers ?
Working Load Limits (WLL)
The size and effective lengths of the chain.
Is there a requirement for fitting to swivel under load ?
Are connecting links required ?
Are spring loaded latches or safety latches required to secure the load ?
Does the chain application require a thin or large throat opening ?
Is shortening or revving required without the loss of WLL ?