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How to Inspect Synthetic Web Slings
It’s based on four sound beliefs:
- The importance of following regular and uniform inspections.
- A respect for the capabilities and limitations of synthetic web slings.
- The need to keep complete, permanent records.
- Perhaps most importantly, a lot of common sense.
How Often to Inspect Slings
- Sling usage – the more you use a sling, the more you need to inspect it.
- The working environment – the harsher the conditions, the more often you need to inspect.
- Sling service life – based on your experience in using slings.
When to Replace Slings
- Acid or caustic burns.
- Melting or charring of any part of the sling.
- Holes, tears, cuts or snags.
- Broken or worn stitching in load-bearing splices.
- Excessive abrasive wear.
- Knots in any part of the sling.
- Excessive pitting or corrosion, or cracked, distorted or broken fittings.
- Other visible damage that causes doubt as to the strength of the sling.
- Missing or illegible sling identification.
- Anytime you see our Red-Guard® warning yarns.
- Distortion of the sling.
- Anytime a sling is loaded beyond its rated capacity for whatever reason.