Safe Working Load (SWL)

The SWL for shipboard lifting appliances and heavy lift cranes is the load that each complete crane assembly is approved to lift on the cargo hook, excluding the weight of the gear (hook, block, wire, etc.).

The SWL for off shore cranes are the static rated load that each complete crane assembly is approved to lift on the cargo hook including the weight of the gear (hook, block, wire, etc.).

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