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Web Sling Inspection

All of our synthetic web products are designed for long life under punishing conditions, but they will eventually wear out after extended use. The key is knowing when to replace them, and that's why it’s very important to inspect your slings on a regular basis.


Inspection intervals

Initial Inspection -  whenever the sling is initially received, altered, modified, or repaired.

Frequent Inspection - before each shift or day in normal service.Written records are not required for frequent inspections.

Periodic Inspection - an inspection done by a qualified and designated person and other than the person who performs the frequent inspections. Periodic inspection intervals should not exceed one year. Documentation that the most recent periodic inspection was performed shall be maintained.

The frequency of inspection depends on three important factors:

  1. Sling usage - the more you use a sling, the more you need to inspect it
  2. Working environment - the harsher the conditions, the more often you need to inspect.
  3. Sling service life - based on your experience in using slings.

    Removal Criteria

    Following are some things to look for when inspecting a web sling for damage:

    • Tears & Pulls are evident by the fabric being pulled away from the material pattern.
    • Knots in a web sling reduces the capacity and causes wear on the fabric.
    • Punctures happens when the sling comes in contact with load edges, causing a hole in the web fibers.
    • Acid burns are visible due to a burning of the material.
    • Weld Splatter causes the material to burn in a splatter design.
    • Cut edges can cause the fabric to rip further and reduce the sling's weight capacity.