Length
The length (L) shall be that measured between the bearing points of the sling or the circumference length of an endless sling.

Single leg and endless slings
The measured length of a ferrule-secured sling shall not differ from the nominal length by more than two rope diameters or 1 % of the nominal length, whichever is the greater.

The measured length of a spliced sling shall not differ from the nominal length by more than four rope diameters or 2 % of the nominal length, whichever is the greater.

Where single leg slings are intended to be used as matched sets, the difference in length of matched sets of ferrule-secured eye slings shall not exceed the rope diameter, or 0,5 % of the nominal length, whichever is the greater.

Multi leg slings
The measured individual leg length of a ferrule-secured sling shall not differ from the nominal length of the sling by more than two rope diameters or 1 % of the nominal length, whichever is the greater.

The difference in length between the individual legs of any multi-leg sling under no load shall not exceed 1,5 times the rope diameter or 0,5 % of the nominal length, whichever is the greater.

"Laid" (cable-laid) endless slings
The measured length for cable-laid grommets with diameter <61 mm the tolerance shall be ±1d or 1% of the nominal length, whichever is the greater. For cable-laid grommets with diameter >65mm the tolerance shall be ±0,5d or 0,5% of the nominal length, whichever is the greater.