Lifting Chain Inspection Checklist
The chain clearly marked with the safe working load (SWL).
Safety latches on hooks are fully operable.
Hammer locks on chain assemblies are secure.
Chains are in good condition (not worn or corroded, deformed, chipped, nicked or cracked).
The chains' master links, couplings and attachments are in good condition.
If a chain has been subjected to shock or impact loads, carefully examine all links before returning the chain to service.
Do not overload a chain.
Do not use a chain in which the links are locked, stretched or without free movement.
Do not hammer a chain to straighten a link or to force a link into position.
Do not allow the angle between the legs of a multiple leg sling to exceed 120.
Do not drag a chain from under a load.
Do not roll loads over a chain.