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What should you look for when inspecting a sling?
Items to look for include: Missing or illegible sling identification, 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,
What is the ASME standard for slings?
ASME B30. 9-2021: Slings, an American National Standard (ANS), is the latest edition of this volume of the industrial safety standard. Its provisions apply to the fabrication, attachment, use, inspection, testing, and maintenance of slings used for load-handling purposes.
What standard should be used for inspection criteria when inspecting slings?
There are two industry standards that exist to provide the end-user with guidelines to inspect synthetic web slings and criteria that warrants removal from service: OSHA 1910.184 and ASME B30.
What is the standard safety factor of slings?
All lifting equipment has a safety factor consisting of two digits, with 7:1 and 5:1 being the most common. The minimum breaking load of a sling with a 7:1 safety factor is seven times higher than the load indicated on the sling.
When should you inspect a sling?
Inspection frequency is based on how often the sling is used, the types of lifts being performed, the conditions in which the sling is being used, and past experience with service life of similar slings and usage. If the sling is used in more severe conditions, then the inspection should be performed every 3 months.
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