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Container lifting lugs are supplied in a variety of forms which offer the user a versatile and safe means of connecting a container to the lifting appliance. That is providing they are used in the correct manner and dangerous lifting practices are avoided. They are often, but must not be, confused with twist locks that are similar in construction, but have been designed solely for load restraint use, and as such are not suitable for lifting.
This has been developed as a means of offering general guidance to the variety of container lifting lugs available and their safe use.
This guidance document is aimed at the Duty Holder, and the Competent Person drawing up the scheme for pump lifting chains used in the water industry on his behalf, to ensure that all associated risks are properly assessed and, with a robust written scheme, reduced to an acceptable minimum.
This document specifies the design, construction, mechanical properties, documentation and marking requirements for stainless steel lifting chain assemblies. It also specifies the limitations of use of these assemblies with certain corrosive chemicals.