Webbing Slings Standards – the Importance of BSEN 1492:1 and 1492:2

Here at Rope Services Direct Ltd, we take the quality, safety, and efficiency of our products extremely seriously. We have decades of experience within the industry, and all of our products are rigorously tested before we put them up for sale to the customer. However, it is necessary for any piece of equipment or product to comply with certain standards and guidelines. In this article we discuss the importance of the webbing slings Standards BSEN 1492:1 and 1492:2 for our webbing slings.

Webbing Slings Standards- BSEN 1492:1

The two standards apply to different things, and BSEN 1492:1 relates to flat woven webbing slings that are intended for general purpose use, such as the general lifting of objects. It applies to any flat woven webbing sling that is made of polyamide, polyester, and polypropylene, has or does not have end fittings, and that is within a width range of 25mm to 450mm. To conform to this European Standard, all flat woven webbing slings should be stored at the following temperatures:

  • Polyester – -40 degrees to 100 degrees
  • Polyamide – -40 degrees to 100 degrees
  • Polypropylene – -40 degrees to 80 degrees

BSEN 1492:1 does not cover situations where flat woven webbing slings are used to lift persons or dangerous substances such as acid or in nuclear reactors.

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Conforming to these standards allows us to assure the highest quality in our web slings


Webbing Slings Standards- BSEN 1492:2

The BSEN 1492:2 standard refers to round sling webbing slings that can handle up to 40 tonnes of load weight. As with the above standard, this standard applies to round sling web slings that do or do not have end fittings, are made from polyester, polyamide or polypropylene and that have two-leg, three-leg, or four-leg assemblies.


Also, as with the above standard, BSEN 1492:2 is applied only when the round sling is being used for general purpose use and does not cover the lifting of persons or dangerous substances. The same temperature rules for the storage of flat woven slings as listed in BSEN 1492:1 also apply to round slings with the standard BSEN 1492:2.

 Why do we need these standards in place?

Having these standards in place helps companies and manufacturers conform to universal standards, but it also helps to guarantee customers quality and safety with all of their products. If you would like more information on our quality assurance, please view our Quality Assurance Statement, or get in contact with us if you have any further questions or queries.


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