Textile slings - Safety - Part 2: Roundslings made of man-made fibres for general purpose use

This European Standard specifies the requirements related to safety, including methods of rating and testing roundslings up to 40 tonnes working load limit (in straight lift) and two-, three-, and four-leg roundsling assemblies, with or without fittings, made of polyamide, polyester and polypropylene.
The roundslings covered by this Part of EN 1492 are intended for general purpose lifting operations, i.e. when used for lifting objects, materials or goods which require no deviations from the requirements, safety factors or WLL’s specified. Lifting operations not covered by this standard include the lifting of persons, potentially dangerous materials such as molten metal and acids, glass sheets, fissile materials, nuclear reactors and where special conditions apply.
Roundslings conforming to this European Standard are suitable for use and storage in the following temperature ranges:
a)   polyester and polyamide: -40 °C to 100 °C,
b)   polypropylene: -40 °C to 80 °C
This European Standard does not apply to the types of roundsling indicated below:
a)   roundslings designed for securing or lashing of cargoes to each other on pallets and platforms or in vehicles;
b)   slings of tubular webbing without filling.
This European Standard deals with the technical requirements to minimize the hazards listed in clause 4 which can arise during the use of roundslings when carried out in accordance with the instructions and specifications given by the manufacturer or authorized representative.

Textile Anschlagmittel - Sicherheit - Teil 2: Rundschlingen aus Chemiefasern für allgemeine Verwendungszwecke

Diese Europäische Norm legt Anforderungen an die Sicherheit sowie Verfahren zur Bewertung und Prüfung von Rundschlingen mit einer Tragfähigkeit bis 40 t (in der Anschlagart direkt) sowie von ein-, zwei-, drei- und viersträngigen Rundschling-Einheiten, mit oder ohne Beschlagteilen, aus Polyamid, Polyester und Polypropylen fest.
Die in diesem Teil von EN 1492 erfassten Rundschlingen sind für allgemeine Hebevorgänge vorgesehen, d. h. für Anwendungen zum Anheben von Gegenständen, Materialien oder Lasten, die keine Abweichungen von den festgelegten Anforderungen, Sicherheitsfaktoren oder Tragfähigkeiten erfordern. In dieser Norm nicht festgelegt werden das Anheben von Personen, von möglicherweise gefährlichen Materialien, z. B. geschmolzenem Metall und Säuren, Glasplatten, spaltbaren Materialien, Teilen von Kernreaktoren und alle Hebevorgänge, für die Sonderbedingun¬gen gelten.
Rundschlingen, die dieser Europäischen Norm entsprechen, sind für eine Benutzung und Lagerung bei Temperaturen in folgenden Bereichen geeignet:
a)   Polyester und Polyamid: -40 °C bis 100 °C;
b)   Polypropylen: -40 °C bis 80 °C.
Diese Europäische Norm gilt nicht für die nachfolgend angegebenen Typen von Rundschlingen:
a)   Rundschlingen, die zum Sichern oder Verzurren von Lasten miteinander auf Paletten und Ladeflächen oder in Fahrzeugen vorgesehen sind;
b)   Rundschlingen aus schlauchförmigem Gurtbandgewebe ohne Füllfasern.
Diese Europäische Norm legt die zu beachtenden technischen Anforderungen zur Verringerung der im Abschnitt 4 aufgeführten Gefahren fest, die bei Anwendung von Rundschlingen auftreten können, wenn sie nach den vom Hersteller oder seinem bevollmächtigten Vertreter erteilten Anweisungen und Anforderungen entsprechend angewendet werden.

Elingues textiles - Sécurité - Partie 2: Elingues rondes en textiles chimiques d'usage courant

La présente norme spécifie les exigences relatives à la sécurité, y compris les méthodes de classification et d’essais
des élingues rondes de charge maximale d’utilisation jusqu’à 40 tonnes (en levage direct) et les assemblages
d’élingues rondes à deux, trois et quatre brins, avec ou sans accessoires, en polyamide, polyester et polypropylène.
Les élingues rondes couvertes par la présente partie de l’EN 1492 sont prévues pour des applications de levage
générales, c’est-à-dire le levage d’objet, de matériels ou de marchandises qui ne nécessitent aucun écart par rapport
aux exigences, coefficients de sécurité ou charge maximale d’utilisation spécifiés. Les opérations de levage non
couvertes par la présente norme sont le levage de personnes, de matériaux potentiellement dangereux tels que le
métal fondu, les acides, les vitres, les matériaux fissiles, les réacteurs nucléaires ou lorsque des conditions spéciales
s’appliquent.
Les élingues rondes conformes à la présente norme européenne sont adaptées pour l’utilisation et le stockage dans
les plages de températures suivantes :
a) polyester et polyamide – 40 °C à 100 °C ;
b) polypropylène – 40°C à 80 °C.
La présente norme européenne ne s’applique pas aux types d’élingues rondes suivantes :
a) élingues rondes conçues pour la fixation ou l’arrimage des charges entre elles sur des palettes et plateaux ou dans
des véhicules ;
b) élingues constituées de sangles tubulaires sans liage.
La présente norme européenne traite des exigences techniques pour minimiser les phénomènes dangereux listés
dans l’article 4 qui peuvent survenir lorsque les élingues rondes sont utilisées conformément aux instructions et aux
spécifications données par le fabricant ou son représentant autorisé.

Tekstilne obese - Varnost - 2. del: Obese z okroglim presekom iz umetnih vlaken za splošno uporabo

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SIST EN 1492-2:2001+A1:2009
EUROPEAN STANDARD NORME EUROPÉENNE EUROPÄISCHE NORM
EN 1492-2:2000+A1
November 2008 ICS 53.020.30 Supersedes EN 1492-2:2000 English Version

Textile slings - Safety - Part 2: Roundslings made of man-made fibres for general purpose use

Elingues textiles - Sécurité - Partie 2: Elingues rondes en textiles chimiques d'usage courant

Textile Anschlagmittel - Sicherheit - Teil 2: Rundschlingen aus Chemiefasern für allgemeine Verwendungszwecke This European Standard was approved by CEN on 30 June 2000 and includes Corrigendum 1 issued by CEN on 7 June 2006 and Amendment 1 approved by CEN on 11 September 2008.

CEN members are bound to comply with the CEN/CENELEC Internal Regulations which stipulate the conditions for giving this European Standard the status of a national standard without any alteration. Up-to-date lists and bibliographical references concerning such national standards may be obtained on application to the CEN Management Centre or to any CEN member.

This European Standard exists in three official versions (English, French, German). A version in any other language made by translation under the responsibility of a CEN member into its own language and notified to the CEN Management Centre has the same status as the official versions.

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EN 1492-2:2000+A1:2008 (E) 2 Contents Page Foreword..............................................................................................................................................................3 Introduction.........................................................................................................................................................4 1 Scope......................................................................................................................................................4 2 Normative references............................................................................................................................4 3 Terms and definitions...........................................................................................................................5 4 Hazards...................................................................................................................................................6 Table 1 — Hazards and associated requirements...........................................................................................7 5 Safety Requirements.............................................................................................................................7 Figure 1 — Principle of core construction.......................................................................................................8 Figure 2 — Effective working length.................................................................................................................9 Table 2 — Working load limits and colour codes..........................................................................................10 6 Verification of safety requirements....................................................................................................11 Table 3 — Testing intervals.............................................................................................................................12 Table 4 — Testing intervals.............................................................................................................................13 7 Marking.................................................................................................................................................13 Figure 3 — Typical label format......................................................................................................................14 Figure 4 — Typical methods of attachment of label.....................................................................................15 8 Manufacturer's certificate...................................................................................................................15 9 Instructions for use.............................................................................................................................16 Annex A (normative)

Methods of test to verify safety requirements...........................................................17 Table A.1 — Maximum contact radii of bollards or pins...............................................................................17 Annex B (normative)

Information for use and maintenance to be provided by the manufacturer...........19 Annex C (informative)

Suggested content of information to be provided by the manufacturer with roundslings..........................................................................................................................................21 Figure C.1 — Double choke hitch...................................................................................................................24 Annex ZA (informative)

!!!!Relationship between this European Standard and the Essential Requirements of EU Directive 98/37/EC"""".......................................................................................26 Annex ZB (informative)

!!!!Relationship between this European Standard and the Essential Requirements of EU Directive 2006/42/EC""""...................................................................................27 Bibliography......................................................................................................................................................28

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EN 1492-2:2000+A1:2008 (E) 3 Foreword This document (EN 1492-2:2000+A1:2008) has been prepared by Technical Committee CEN/TC 168 “Chains, ropes, webbing, slings and accessories - Safety”, the secretariat of which is held by BSI. This European Standard shall be given the status of a national standard, either by publication of an identical text or by endorsement, at the latest by May 2009, and conflicting national standards shall be withdrawn at the latest by December 2009. This document supersedes EN 1492-2:2000. This document includes Amendment 1, approved by CEN on 2008-09-11 and Corrigendum 1 issued by CEN on 2006-06-07. The start and finish of text introduced or altered by amendment is indicated in the text by tags !". The modifications of the related CEN Corrigendum have been implemented at the appropriate places in the text and are indicated by the tags ˜ ™. This European Standard has been prepared under a mandate given to CEN by the European Commission and the European Free Trade Association, and supports essential requirements of EU Directive(s). !For relationship with EU Directive(s), see informative Annexes ZA and ZB, which are integral parts of this document." This European Standard is one of a series of standards related to safety for textile slings as listed below: Part 1: Specification for flat woven webbing slings, made of man-made fibres, for general purpose use Part 2: Specification for roundslings, made of man-made fibres, for general purpose use Part 4: Specification for lifting slings for general service made from natural and man-made fibre rope In this Standard: Annex A is normative, and gives the test methods to be used to verify the safety requirements. Annex B is normative, and gives the requirements for information on use and maintenance to be provided by the manufacturer with roundslings conforming to this European Standard. Annex C is informative, and provides some detailed information for use and maintenance which may be appropriate in compiling the information in accordance with annex B. !Annexes ZA and ZB are informative and give" the relationship with EU Directives. According to the CEN/CENELEC Internal Regulations, the national standards organizations of the following countries are bound to implement this European Standard: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom. SIST EN 1492-2:2001+A1:2009

EN 1492-2:2000+A1:2008 (E) 4 Introduction This European Standard has been prepared to be a harmonized standard providing one means of complying with the essential safety requirements of the Machinery Directive and associated EFTA regulations. This European Standard is a type C standard as specified in EN 292. The lifting accessories concerned and the extent to which hazards are covered is indicated in the scope of this standard. NOTE For hazards that are not covered by this standard, lifting accessories should be in accordance with EN 292. 1 Scope This European Standard specifies the requirements related to safety, including methods of rating and testing roundslings up to 40 tonnes working load limit (in straight lift) and two-, three-, and four-leg roundsling assemblies, with or without fittings, made of polyamide, polyester and polypropylene. The roundslings covered by this Part of EN 1492 are intended for general purpose lifting operations, i.e. when used for lifting objects, materials or goods which require no deviations from the requirements, safety factors or WLL’s specified. Lifting operations not covered by this standard include the lifting of persons, potentially dangerous materials such as molten metal and acids, glass sheets, fissile materials, nuclear reactors and where special conditions apply. Roundslings conforming to this European Standard are suitable for use and storage in the following temperature ranges: a) polyester and polyamide: -40°C to 100°C, b) polypropylene: -40°C to 80°C This European Standard does not apply to the types of roundsling indicated below: a) roundslings designed for securing or lashing of cargoes to each other on pallets and platforms or in vehicles; b) slings of tubular webbing without filling. This European Standard deals with the technical requirements to minimize the hazards listed in clause 4 which can arise during the use of roundslings when carried out in accordance with the instructions and specifications given by the manufacturer or authorized representative. 2 Normative references This European Standard incorporates by dated or undated reference, provisions from other publications. These normative references are cited at the appropriate places in the text and the publications are listed hereafter. For dated references, subsequent amendments to or revisions of any of these publications apply to this European standard only when incorporated in it by amendment or revision. For undated references the latest edition of the publication referred to applies (including amendments). EN 292-2:1991/A11995, Safety of machinery - Basic concepts, general principles for design – Part 2: Technical principles and specifications SIST EN 1492-2:2001+A1:2009

EN 1492-2:2000+A1:2008 (E) 5 EN 1050:1996, Safety of machinery - Principles of risk assessment prEN 1677-1:2000, Components for slings – Safety - Part 1: Forged steel components, Grade 8 prEN 1677-2:2000, Components for slings – Safety - Part 2: Forged steel lifting hooks with latch, Grade 8 prEN 1677-3:1998, Components for slings – Safety - Part 3: Forged steel self-locking hooks, Grade 8

prEN 1677-4:1998, Components for slings – Safety - Part 4: Links, Grade 8 prEN 1677-5:1998, Components for slings – Safety - Part 5: Forged steel lifting hooks with latch, Grade 4 prEN 1677-6:1998, Components for slings – Safety - Part 6: Links, Grade 4 EN 10002-2:1991, Metallic materials - Tensile testing - Part 2: Verification of the force measuring system of the tensile testing machines EN 45012, General requirements for bodies operating assessment and certification/registration of quality systems (ISO/IEC Guide 62:1996) EN ISO 9002:1994, Quality systems - Model for quality assurance in production, installation and servicing (ISO 9002:1994) 3 Terms and definitions For the purposes of this standard, the following terms and definitions, symbols and abbreviations apply. 3.1 roundsling endless flexible sling consisting of a loadbearing core of yarn, completely enclosed in a woven cover, with or without fittings.

3.2 multi-leg sling assembly roundsling assembly, consisting of two, three or four identical roundslings attached to a master link (See

table 2)

3.3 representative sling roundsling representative of roundslings of the same type, which is used for verification purposes (See 6.2 and 6.3) NOTE This may differ from the production roundsling in length only

3.4 core hank of yarn which comprises the loadbearing part of a roundsling.

3.5 cover woven tubular webbing, or tube made from woven fabric and joined along its length, and which encloses the core.

3.6 closed surface webbing surface (of cover) which, when visually and manually examined, appears closed, as is the case following thermofixing or colouring with additional substances, and where the single fibres support each other.

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EN 1492-2:2000+A1:2008 (E) 6 3.7 fitting loadbearing metal component, supplied as part of a roundsling so as to allow it to be attached to other lifting accessories, connected to other roundslings to form a multi-leg sling assembly or connected to the hook of a crane or other lifting machine.

3.8 master link link, or link assembly, forming the upper terminal fitting of a multi-leg sling assembly by means of which the sling assembly is attached to the hook of a crane, other lifting machine or lifting accessory.

3.9 nominal length specified length of the roundsling, inclusive of fittings, from bearing point to bearing point (See 5.5)

3.10 effective working length (EWL) actual finished length of the roundsling, inclusive of fittings, from bearing point to bearing point (See 5.5)

3.11 working load limit (WLL) maximum mass which a roundsling is designed to sustain in straight lift and which a sling or sling assembly is authorized to sustain in general lifting service (See table 2)

3.12 mode factor (M) factor applied to the WLL of a roundsling in order to arrive at the WLL of the roundsling or sling assembly for a given mode of assembly or use.

3.13 competent person designated person, suitably trained and qualified by knowledge and practical experience, and with the necessary instructions to enable the required tests and examination to be carried out. NOTE 4.18 of EN ISO 9002:1994 gives guidance on training. 4 Hazards The accidental release of a load, or release of a load due to failure of a component puts at risk, either directly or indirectly, the safety or health of those persons within the danger zone. In order to provide the necessary strength and durability of lifting accessories this Part of EN 1492 specifies requirements for the design, manufacture and testing to ensure the specified levels of performance are met. Endurance has not been identified as a hazard when roundslings having the specified levels of performance given in this Part of EN 1492 are used in general lifting service. Since failure can be caused by the incorrect choice of WLL and specification of lifting accessory this Part of EN 1492 also gives the requirements for marking and the manufacturer’s certificate. Aspects of safe use associated with good practice are given in annex B (normative) and annex C (informative). Table 1 lists those hazards in as far as they are dealt with in this standard that require action to reduce those risks identified by risk assessment as being specific and significant for roundslings made of polyamide, polyester and polypropylene. SIST EN 1492-2:2001+A1:2009

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Table 1 — Hazards and associated requirements

Hazards identified in annex A of EN 1050:1996 Relevant clause of annex A of EN 292-2: 1991/A1: 1995 Relevant clause/sub-clause of this Part of EN 1492 1.e) Mechanical hazard due to inadequacy of strength 1.3.2 4.1.2.3 4.1.2.5 4.2.4 1.7.3 4.3.2 4.2.4 5 5 5 6 7 7 8 15 Errors of fitting hazard 1.5.4 5 17 Falling or ejected objects hazard 1.3.3 Annex B 26 Insufficient instructions for the driver/operator 1.7.4 4.4.1 9, annex B 9, annex B 27.1.5 Inadequate holding devices/accessories hazard 4.4.1 5.9 27.6 Inadequate selection of lifting accessories hazard 4.1.2.5 4.3.2 5.9 7

5 Safety Requirements 5.1 Materials The roundsling shall be produced wholly from industrial yarns certified by the manufacturer as being fast to light and heat-stabilized with a tenacity of not less than 60 cN/tex, from one of the following materials:  polyamide (PA), high tenacity multifilament;  polyester (PES), high tenacity multifilament;  polypropylene (PP), high tenacity multifilament. NOTE The definitions for these are given in ISO 2076. The content of the constituent materials may be determined in accordance with ISO 1833. NOTE Attention is drawn to the different resistance of man-made fibres to chemicals, which are summarized in annex C. SIST EN 1492-2:2001+A1:2009

EN 1492-2:2000+A1:2008 (E) 8 5.2 Core The core shall be formed from one or more yarns of identical parent material (see 5.1) wound together with a minimum of 11 turns, and joined to form an endless hank. It shall be uniformly wound to ensure even distribution of the load. Any additional joins in the yarns shall be separated by at least four turns of the yarn and shall be compensated for by an extra turn per join (See figure 1).

1) Roundsling 2) Cover 3) Core yarns 4) Additional join 5) Minimum of four turns of yarn 6) Join forming endless hank Figure 1 — Principle of core construction

5.3 Cover The cover shall be of webbing woven from identical parent material (see 5.1) as the core, and made with the ends overlapped and sewn. The edges of the woven cover material shall be finished in such a way that they cannot unravel. If the cover is welded, care shall be taken to ensure that the welding does not affect the core. The woven material of the cover shall be treated to produce a closed surface. NOTE These treatments inhibit abrasion and the ingress of abrasive materials and may be applied to the woven material and/or the yarn. 5.4 Sewing The thread of all seams shall be made of identical parent material (see 5.1) as the cover and core, and the seam shall be made with a locking stitch machine. SIST EN 1492-2:2001+A1:2009

EN 1492-2:2000+A1:2008 (E) 9 NOTE The use of a different colour thread to that of the cover will facilitate inspection during the manufacturer’s verification and in-service inspections by the user. 5.5 Effective working length (EWL) The effective working length (EWL), l1, of a roundsling (see figure 2) shall not differ from the nominal length by more than 2 % of the nominal length, when laid flat and pulled taut by hand tension and measured with a steel tape or rule graduated in increments of 1 mm.

1) Effective working length (l1) 2) Roundsling 3) Integral fitting Figure 2 — Effective working length

5.6 Colour coding The colour of the cover shall be as given in table 2 to indicate the WLL of the roundsling in straight lift. Roundslings of any other nominal WLL’s, not indicated in table 2, shall not be denoted with the colours indicated therein. 5.7 Working load limits The WLL of a roundsling, or sling assembly, for a given mode of assembly or use shall be derived from the WLL of the roundsling in straight lift multiplied by the appropriate mode factor, M, in accordance with table 2.

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EN 1492-2:2000+A1:2008 (E) 10 Table 2 — Working load limits and colour codes Working load limits in tonnes WLL of roundsling in straight lift Colour of roundsling cover Straight lift Choked liftBasket hitch Two leg sling Three and four leg slings

Parallel ß =
0 to 45° ß = 45° to 60° ß = 0 to 45° ß = 45° to 60° ß = 0 to 45° ß = 45° to 60°

M = 1 M = 0,8 M = 2 M = 1,4 M = 1 M = 1,4 M = 1 M = 2,1 M = 1,5 1,0 2,0 3,0 4,0 5,0 6,0 8,0 10,0 Over 10,0 Violet Green Yellow Grey Red Brown Blue Orange Orange 1,0 2,0 3,0 4,0 5,0 6,0 8,0 10,0 0,8 1,6 2,4 3,2 4,0 4,8 6,4 8,0 2,0 4,0 6,0 8,0 10,0 12,0 16,0 20,0 1,4 2,8 4,2 5,6 7,0 8,4 11,2 14,0 1,0 2,0 3,0 4,0 5,0 6,0 8,0 10,0 1,4 2,8 4,2 5,6 7,0 8,4 11,2 14,0 1,0 2,0 3,0 4,0 5,0 6,0 8,0 10,0 2,1 4,2 6,3 8,4 10,5 12,6 16,8 21 1,5 3,0 4,5 6,0 7,5 9,0 12,0 15,0

M = Mode factor for symmetrical loading. Handling tolerance for slings or parts of slings indicated as vertical = 6° SIST EN 1492-2:2001+A1:2009

EN 1492-2:2000+A1:2008 (E) 11 5.8 Failure force The minimum failure force for the roundsling core in straight pull shall be such that it will sustain a force equivalent to 7 times the WLL when the sling is tested in accordance with annex A, but during the test the cover shall not rupture at a force equivalent to less than 2 times the WLL. The roundsling shall not be pre-loaded prior to testing, unless all roundslings of the same type are subjected to identical pre-loading. 5.9 Fittings supplied as part of a sling 5.9.1 Fittings shall conform with the appropriate part or parts of prEN 1677:2000 (for Parts 1 and 2) and of prEN 1677:1998 (for Parts 3, 4, 5 and 6). 5.9.2 The seating of a fitting in contact with the roundsling shall be so finished as to allow the roundsling to adopt a natural (flattened) form under load and, when the roundsling is tested in accordance with annex A: a) there shall be no damage to the area of the roundsling in contact with the fitting; b) the roundsling shall sustain the load. 5.9.3 Welded fittings shall be placed so that the welds remain visible when the sling is in use. 5.10 Protection against damage from edges and/or abrasion Protective sleeves, where provided, shall be of tubular form such that they are free to enable them to be positioned over the part of the roundsling which is to be protected. NOTE Examples of suitable protective materials are webbing, woven fabric, leather or other durable material. 5.11 Traceability code The traceability code, which is to be included in the marking (see 7.1), shall enable at least the following basic elements of the manufacturing record to be traced: a) identification of the core and cover material; b) identification of manufacturer’s control; c) identification and grade of fittings. 6 Verification of safety requirements 6.1 Qualification of personnel All testing and examination shall be carried out by a competent person. SIST EN 1492-2:2001+A1:2009

EN 1492-2:2000+A1:2008 (E) 12 6.2 Type tests 6.2.1 The first representative roundsling of each type or construction, including change of material, shall be tested to verify the WLL. The test shall be in accordance with A.2. If, during testing, the roundsling does not sustain a force equivalent to seven times the WLL, but sustains a load of not less than 90% of this force, three further samples of the same type shall be tested. If one or more of these samples does not sustain a force equivalent to seven times the WLL, slings of this type shall be deemed not to comply with this standard. 6.2.2 The first representative roundsling of each type or construction with integral fittings shall be tested to verify the interaction of the roundsling with those fittings. The test shall be in accordance with A.5. If, during testing, the cover of the roundsling fails to sustain a force equivalent to two times the WLL of the roundsling, but sustains a load of not less than 90% of this force, three further samples of the same type shall be tested. If the cover of one or more of these samples does not sustain a force equivalent to two times the WLL, slings of this type shall be deemed not to comply with this standard. 6.3 Manufacturing test regime 6.3.1 General The manufacturing test regime shall depend on whether the manufacturer has a quality system conforming to EN ISO 9002, certified by a certification body accredited to EN 45012. NOTE A quality system conforming to EN ISO 9001 automatically conforms to EN ISO 9002. If such a system is in place and operating, the manufacturer’s test regime shall comply with 6.3.2. If no such system is in place or operating, the manufacturer’s test regime shall comply with 6.3.3. 6.3.2 Manufacturing test when quality system conforming to EN ISO 9002 is in place If a quality system conforming to EN ISO 9002 is in place, during manufacture, roundslings shall be selected for testing at the intervals given in table 3 or every 2 years, whichever is the sooner. The selected slings shall be tested to verify the WLL in accordance with A.2. Table 3 — Testing intervals WLL of roundsling in straight pull Maximum quantity per type between tests Up to and including 3 t Over 3 t 1000 500

If, during testing, the roundsling does not sustain a force equivalent to seven times the WLL, but sustains a load of not less than 90 % of this force, three further samples shall be tested. If one or more of these samples does not sustain a force equivalent to seven times the WLL, slings of this type shall be deemed not to comply with this standard. 6.3.3 Manufacturing test when quality system conforming to EN ISO 9002 is not in place If a quality system conforming to EN ISO 9002 is not in place, during the manufacture, roundslings shall be selected for testing at the intervals given in table 4 or every 12 months, whichever is the sooner. The selected slings shall be tested to verify the WLL in accordance with A.2. SIST EN 1492-2:2001+A1:2009

EN 1492-2:2000+A1:2008 (E) 13 Table 4 — Testing intervals

WLL of roundsling in straight pull Maximum quantity per type between tests Up to and including 3 t Over 3 t 500 250

If, during testing, the roundsling does not sustain a force equivalent to seven times the WLL, but sustains a load of not less than 90 % of this force, three further samples shall be tested. If one or more of these samples does not sustain a force equivalent to seven times the WLL, slings of this type shall be deemed not to comply with this standard. 6.4 Visual and manual examination Each completed roundsling or sling assembly shall be visually and manually examined including measurement of principal dimensions. If any non-compliance with the safety requirements or if any defect is found, the sling shall be rejected. 6.5 Test and examination records The manufacturer shall retain a record of the results of all tests and examinations for inspection and reference purposes. 7 Marking 7.1 General The marking of the roundsling shall include the following: a) the working load limit, in straight pull; b) the material of the roundsling, i.e. polyester, polyamide, polypropylene; c) grade of fitting; d) the nominal length in m; e) the manufacturer’s name, symbol, trade mark or other unambiguous identification !and, where applicable, the name and address of the authorized representative"; f) the traceability code (see 5.11); g) the number and relevant Part of this European Standard. NOTE Marking this European Standard number on or in relation to a product represents a manufacturer’s declaration of conformity, i.e. a claim by or on behalf of the manufacturer that the product meets the requirements of the standard. Such a declaration is not to be confused with third-party certification of conformity. SIST EN 1492-2:2001+A1:2009

EN 1492-2:2000+A1:2008 (E) 14 7.2 Label 7.2.1 The information shall be marked (in accordance with 7.1) both legibly and indelibly, on a durable label fixed directly onto the roundsling. It shall be marked in a type size of not less than 1,5 mm in height. A section of the label shall be stitched under the cover which shall also be marked with this information for reference purposes. A typical label is shown in figure 3 and figure 4 shows the typical methods of attachment of the label. 7.2.2 The material from which the roundsling is made shall be identified by the colour of the label itself on which the information is marked. The following label colours shall be used: Polyamide green Polyester blue Polypropylene brown

˜a) Front™ ˜b) Reverse (optional)™ Figure 3 — Typical label format NOTE The reverse side of the exposed part of the label may additionally be marked with the WLLs of the roundsling in various modes of use ˜(see Figure 3 b))™. SIST EN 1492-2:2001+A1:2009

EN 1492-2:2000+A1:2008 (E) 15 NOTE Typical methods for label attachment are shown in figure 3. NOTE The legal marking (CE for the EU) can be marked at any visible place on the label.

˜Key 1 Enclosed section A
2 Exposed section B™ Figure 4 — Typical methods of attachment of label

7.3 Marking for multi-leg sling assemblies The following requirements shall apply to 2 leg, 3 leg or 4 leg sling assemblie

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