Slings and lifting straps from BRUGG LIFTING enable you to lift practically any load on construction sites, in production halls and industrial plants. This gives you:

  • Slings and lifting straps from 1-leg to 4-legs
  • Chain slings of different grades from grade 8, grade 10 and grade 12 steel
  • Round strand rope slings
  • Lifting straps as a reverse suspension, construction suspension or lifting belt suspension
  • Round slings and endless belts
  • Accessories such as shackles, connecting links, various load hooks, etc.

In addition to common products from the areas of chain slings, rope slings, lifting straps and round slings, our wide range of slings and lifting gear offers suitable attachment points and special lifting equipment (including according to customer specifications).

Operating instructions for your slings

To help you being on the safe side when slinging loads, we have compiled some application instructions for slings and lifting gear.

Slinging of loads

Inspect the safety catch of the load hook/strong>

  • Does the safety catch of the load hook move properly?
  • The safety catch of the hook must lock!
  • Report any defect to the crane operator/supervisor

Check the sling gear

  • Is the sling gear undamaged (no cracks, cuts, crushes, noses)?
  • Can the load be transported using the selected sling gear?

Evaluate the materials to be transported
Can the material be transported in this state using the crane (intact packaging, stable wooden pallet, no loose parts)?

Select the attachment points

  • Where to attach the sling gear at the material to be transported?
  • The material to be transported must be transported in balanced position. Take the center of gravity of the load into account!

Attach the sling gear
Sling chains, belts or ropes tightly around the material to be transported, so that the load will not be shifted when lifted.

Place of the slinger

  • Safe hold
  • Alternative places, if the load tends to make uncontrolled movements
  • Eye contact to the crane operator
  • No danger of falling down and being trapped

Signal by hand: “slowly lift load”

  • Signal to crane operator “slowly lift” by hand
  • Supervise the lifting operation from short and safe distance

Control of the floating load

  • If the load floats narrowly above the floor, check whether: the load is suspended balanced and the attachment points remain stable?
  • If yes: Signal “Lift” by hand


  • If the load tilts over or if attachment points shift: signal “Stop” by hand
  • Never correct floating load by hand!

Final step

  • Leave the swivel range of the crane
  • Never stay below the floating load

Sling gear and lifting gear from our web shop

The sling gear and lifting gear from our web shop provides you with a large range of high-quality, secure and industrial safety (EKAS guidelines) tested rope slings, chain slings, lifting straps, attachment points and accessories. Our product range definitely offers the slings or lifting gear suitable for your specific purpose.

Advice on safe slinging with chain slings

1. Wrong use of the shortening clutch
The shortened load-bearing chain leg suspended in the shortening clutch must leave the shortening clutch downward in the alignment. If the load-bearing leg leaves the shortening clutch upward, the chain sling and the clutch will be overstressed, which will result in the lifting chain tearing or the clutch breaking off.

2. Knotting, twisting and bending of the chain
Chains should be only loaded in straight, untwisted and unknotted condition. Select the attachment points so that the end fittings, the chain links and the suspension links are not exposed to bending stresses.

3. Patting
Overly strong patting will once again reduce the natural stop angle of about 120°, which will lead to an unnecessary additional stress of the sling gear or lifting gear.

4. Impact stress
Stresses induced by sudden lifting or falling of loads will overload end fittings or single legs of the sling gear due to the strong forces of acceleration, which in extreme cases will result in deformations or tearing of the leg.

5. Drawstrings
For lifting loads in narrow places, slingers should attach a fiber rope or a stable string functioning as a “drawstring” at one end or both ends of the load in order to control the lateral movement of the load.

6. Signal code
Before lifting a load, slinger and crane operator should agree on a signal code for mutual understanding which also allows for quickly carrying out the proper maneuver in emergencies.

7. Putting down the load
The load should always be put down on a place prepared with mats and never directly on the lifting device (damaging); this allows for the quick and easy removal of the sling gear.

8. Hooking back unused chain legs
To prevent unused chain legs from getting caught or jammed somewhere during the lifting operation, they should be hooked or tied back into the suspension link. Unused chain suspensions hanging in the crane hook should always be hooked back.

Did you know…

… that the free apps PVS and BRUGG.Lifting provide you with effective support for your use of slings and lifting gear?

Use PVS to manage your slings, lifting gear and many other products transparently including inspection cycles and corresponding inspection logs and to request new stock, repairs and inspections of your slings and lifting gear from within the app. More info on PVS.

Brugg.Lifting assists you with the calculation of maximum working load, length of the slings and stop angle. More about BRUGG.Lifting.

The efficient product management system for any products, inspection dates and inspection logs

We will be pleased to help you

If you have questions, suggestions or wishes, please contact us. To do this, simply click on one of the buttons below.


BRUGG Lifting AG
Wydenstrasse 36,
CH-5242 Birr


BRUGG Lifting AG
Wydenstrasse 36,
CH-5242 Birr