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Simple Guidance For You In Web Sling

Simple guidance for you in Web sling

Web sling is one of the lifting gears which play an important part in the lifting operation and it should consider all risk factors prior to using for lifting operation. Failure to do this may result in severe injury. All lifting gears shall be tested by competent person and suitably marked with the Safe Working Load (SWL).

Simple guidance for you in Web sling


All users must be trained in sling selection, use and inspection, cautions to personnel, environmental effects and rigging practices.

Inspect web sling for damage regularly, if the sling is damaged, remove it from service.

Protect web sling from damage. Always protect slings in contact with edges, corners, protrusions, or abrasive surfaces with materials of sufficient strength, thickness and construction to prevent damage.

Do not exceed a sling’s rated capacity. Always consider the effect of sling angle and tension on the sling’s
rated capacity.

Do not stand on, under or near a load with the sling under tension. All personnel should be alert to dangers of falling and/or uncontrolled loads, sling tension and the potential for snagging.

Maintain and store web slings properly. Slings should be protected from mechanical, chemical and environmental damage.

The entire web sling must be inspected regularly and it shall be removed from service if ANY of the following are detected:

Ø  If sling identification tag is missing or not readable.
Ø  Holes, tears, cuts, snags or embedded materials.
Ø  Broken or worn stitches in the load bearing splices.
Ø  Knots in any part of the sling webbing.
Ø  Acid or alkali burns.
Ø  Melting, charring or weld spatter on any part of the web sling.
Ø  Excessive abrasive wear or crushed webbing.
Ø  Signs of Ultraviolet (UV) light degradation.
Ø  Distortion, excessive pitting, corrosion or other damage to fitting(s).
If provided, exposed red core yarn. However if damage is present and red yarns are not exposed DO NOT USE the sling.

Avoid actions that cause damage to slings :

You should always avoid any action that causes damages to slings

Ø  Dropping or dragging slings on the ground, floor or over abrasive surfaces.
Ø  Pulling slings from under loads when the load is resting on the sling - place blocks under load if feasible
Ø  Shortening or adjusting sling using methods not approved by the sling manufactures or qualified person.
Ø  Twisting , kinking or knotting the sling.
Ø  Exposing slings to damaging acids or alkali.
Ø  Exposing slings to sources of heat damage or weld spatter.
Ø  Using hooks, shackles or other hardware that have edges or surfaces that could damage slings.
Ø  Running / driving over slings with a vehicle or other equipment.




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