Specification and Quality Assurance Steel

Alloy Steel – Stampings

Alloy Steel – Forgings

Both Types of steel afford superior tensile strength and plating adhesion properties


Our hardware meets or exceeds (where noted)

  • CSA Z259.12
  • CE – EN362
  • ANSI Z359.12


Parts are plated in accordance with CSA and ANSI Standards for fall protection hardware. Plating is available in zinc-chromate (silver color) or zinc-dichromate (gold color). Most parts also available in stainless steel and black ED coating. Other types of plating on request.


Hardware parts undergo a rigorous inspection process including:

  • Proof testing to ANSI, CSA and CE standards
  • 100% inspection for functionality, plating and appearance


All parts have the following markings:

    • Part Number
    • Minimum tensile strength (5M, 4M)
    • Heat Code (material and processing traceability)
    • Manufacturer mark
    • CSA Logo (where applicable)
    • CE Standard (where applicable)

For ANSI and CSA hooks and carabiners:

    • Gate marked with 3600 lbs. or 3.6m
    • For carabiners/hardware with non-integral eyes, gate also marked with applicable standard
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For hooks with gate openings ≥ 1″

  • Transverse load 3.6M marked on hook/carabiner body
  • NO LOAD ZONE where applicable