ASTM F2973 - 16

    Standard Specification for Insulating Lifting Links for Load Lifting Equipment Working Near Energized Power Lines

    Active Standard ASTM F2973 | Developed by Subcommittee: F18.55

    Book of Standards Volume: 10.03


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers insulating lifting links used for protection of workers positioning a load from accidental contact of the load lifting equipment with live electrical conductors, apparatus, and circuits.

    1.2 This specification includes design, material, and testing requirements for the manufacturer and in-service inspection, testing and care requirements for the user or the agent of the user.

    1.3 Insulating links whose primary application does not pertain to power line electrical safety are not within the scope of this specification.

    1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

    1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    E4 Practices for Force Verification of Testing Machines

    F819 Terminology Relating to Electrical Protective Equipment for Workers

    ISO Standard

    ISO 7500–1

    IEEE Standard

    IEEE 4 Standard Techniques for High-Voltage Testing


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 53.020.30 (Accessories for lifting equipment)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


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    DOI: 10.1520/F2973-16

    Citation Format

    ASTM F2973-16, Standard Specification for Insulating Lifting Links for Load Lifting Equipment Working Near Energized Power Lines, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2016, www.astm.org

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