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Inspection of Slings

1.0 Inspection of Rigging Hardware

  • 1.1 Missing or illegible manufacturer's name or trademark and/or rated load identification (or size as required)?

  • 1.2. A 10% or more reduction of the original dimension?

  • 1.3. Bent, twisted, distorted, stretched, elongated, cracked or broken load bearing components?

  • 1.4. Excessive nicks, gouges, pitting, and corrosion?

  • 1.5. Indication of heat damage including weld spatter or arc strikes, evidence of unauthorized welding?

  • 1.6. Loose or missing nuts, bolts, cotter pins, snap rings, or other fasteners and retaining devices?

  • 1.7. Unauthorized replacement components or other visible conditions that cause doubt as to the continued use of the sling.

2.0 Hooks

  • 2.1. Any visibly apparent bend or twist from the plane of the unbending hook

  • 2.2. Any distortion causing an increase in throat opening of 5% not to exceed 1/4"

  • 2.3. Missing or illegible rated load identification

  • 2.4. Missing or illegible hook manufacturer's identification

  • Slings Rejection Criteria: Missing or illegible sling identification; evidence of heat damage; slings that are knotted; fittings that are pitted, corroded, cracked, bent, twisted, gouged, or broken; other conditions, including visible damage that cause doubt as to the continued use of the sling.

3.0 Inspection of Wire Rope Slings

  • 3.1. Excessive broken wires, for strand-laid and single part sling, ten randomly distributed broken wires in one rope lay or five broken wires in one rope lay

  • 3.2. Severe localized abrasion or scraping, kinking, crushing, birdcaging

  • 3.3. Any other damage resulting in damage to the rope structure

4.0 Inspection of Web Slings

  • 4.1 Acid or caustic burns

  • 4.2 Melting or charting of any part of the sling

  • 4.3 Holes, tears, cuts, or snags

  • 4.4 Broken or worn stitching in load bearing splices

  • 4.5 Excessive abrasive wear

  • 4.6 Discoloration and brittle or stiff areas on any part of the sling, which may mean chemical or ultraviolet / sunlight damage

5.0 Inspection of Round Slings

  • 5.1 Acid or caustic burns

  • 5.2 Evidence of heat damage

  • 5.3 Holes, tears, cuts, abrasive wear or snags that expose the core yarns

  • 5.4 Broken or damaged core yarns

  • 5.5 Weld spatter that exposes core yarns

  • 5.6 Discoloration and brittle or stiff areas on any part of the slings, which may mean chemical or other damage

6.0 Inspection of Chain Slings OSHA 29 CGR 1910.184

  • 6.1 Stretched chain links or components

  • 6.2 Bent, twisted or deformed chain links o components

  • 6.3 Evidence of heat damage

  • 6.4 Excessive pitting or corrosion

  • 6.5 Lack of ability of chain or components to hinge properly

  • 6.6 Weld splatter on links

  • 6.7 Other conditions, including visible damage, that cause doubt as to the continued use of the sling

7.0 Below-The-Hook Lifting Devices

  • 7.1 A nameplate or other permanent marking shall be affixed displaying the following: Manufacturer's name and address; serial number; lifter weight, if over a 100 lbs; rated load

  • During frequent or periodic inspections, any deficiencies, such as listed below shall be carefully examined, and determination made as to whether they constitute a hazard

  • 7.2 Structural deformation, cracks, or excessive wear on any part of the lifter

  • 7.3 Loose are missing guards, fasteners, covers, stops, or nameplates

  • 7.4 All functional operating mechanisms for misadjustments interfering with operation

  • 7.5 Loose bolts or fasteners

  • 7.6 Cracked or worn gears, pulleys, sheaves, sprockets, bearings, chains and belts

  • 7.7 Excessive wear of friction pads, linkage, and other mechanical parts

  • 7.8 Excessive wear at hoist hooking points and load support clevises or pins

8.0 Minimum Inspection for Lever Operated Chain Hoists

  • 8.1 All functional mechanisms for maladjustments


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