Inspect every link individually for signs of wear, twisting, stretching, gouging or nicks.
Assess the degree of damage and refer to the manufacturer’s instructions for allowable degree of wear.
Inspect the load-bearing points for any sort of wear or distortion eg widening of any hook throat opening
Clean the sling before inspection if required so that faults can be easily seen and felt.
All connections must be inspected for signs of wear at the load- bearing points, any excessive movement of the load pin and for poor rotation of the body halves around the load pin.
Mark damaged chain links clearly to indicate rejection and remove from service until repaired
Any damaged fittings can be replaced but damaged chain must be destroyed.
Note Positive Observations : Is the equipment in good condition
Note Observations to be rectified by WHEN and WHO !