Lashing equipment

The main regulations within the new EN 12195-2 for lashing-belts and EN 12195-3 for lashing chains are:

  • tensioners as well as shorting units must be secured against unintentional unhooking – additionally tensioners must be equiped with a safety mechanism against unscrewing
  • all lashing equipment has to show identification tags
  • never knot or overload lashing belts or chains
  • also note that the tensioning force on lashing ratchets should be applied with one hand only
  • protect belts and chains against sharpe edges
  • all lifting equipment has to be checked before and after use
  • all further regulations within the above mentioned standards have to be considered

Relevant standard for lashing ropes: pr EN 12195-4