Van Beest puts great emphasis on the quality of Excel® products. Recently, they have renewed their DGUV Type Approvals for many of Excel® products. This allows Van Beest to H-stamp the components with their unique H number (H94).


DGUV (Deutsche Gesetzliche Unfallversicherung / German Social Accident Insurance) is the umbrella association of the accident insurance institutions for the industrial and public sectors, a leading certification association in Europe.

The test procedure includes verification of materials, verification of the dimensions on individual samples, tensile tests, fatigue tests and some specific tests such as a bending test, a latch lock test and a latch strength test. The results are compared to the specifications mentioned in the EN 1677 norm. With this comprehensive testing procedure and certification of both chain and components, Van Beest supplies the highest quality Excel® products that contribute to a safe working environment.

Please see Van Beest website ( for a list of approved products and their certificates.

This article is published on LRW Magazine vol20, 2015.