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Long Link Chain Code of Practice

A code of practice and an onsite guide has been created in association with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the Production Services Association (PSA), the Lifting Engineers and Equipment Association (LEEA) and Total Solutions Ltd, the documents will provide guidance on the safe use of Long Link Chain in entertainment and can be downloaded free of charge here:

The new code of practice enables the user to understand the safe use of long link chain in rigging applications without contravening the EU Machinery Directive in which the use of short link chain is only permissible for lifting purposes. In addition to the full Code of Practice There is a handy "flight case" aid memoir for on-site references that can be kept somewhere with the long link chain when out on tour to remind everyone how to use long link chain in accordance with the agreed safe use.