Wire Rope Sling Information
Wire rope slings are used for their strength, durability, and abrasion resistance.
Initial Inspection - whenever the sling is initially received.
Frequent Inspection - before each shift or day in normal service.
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.
Following are some things to look for when inspection a wire rope sling for damage:
*According to OSHA 1926.1413, in running wire ropes there may be up to 3 broken wires in one strand or up to 6 broken wire in all strands in 1 wire rope lay.