BS EN 13414-1:2003 specifies the construction requirements, calculation of WLL, verification, certification and marking of steel wire rope slings for general lifting service. It covers single-, two-, three- and four-leg slings, with ferrule-secured or spliced eye terminations and spliced or ferrule-secured endless slings made from 8 mm to 60 mm diameter 6 strand ordinary lay steel wire rope with fibre or steel core and 8 strand ordinary lay steel wire rope with a steel core conforming to EN 12385-4.
This standard assumes a working coefficient (factor of safety) of five.
This standard does not cover slings for single use, i.e. one trip slings. It does not cover matched sets of slings with spliced eyes.
This standard is not applicable to slings which are manufactured before the date of publication of this standard.