Synthetic round slings have several properties in common, and including convenience, strength, economy and load protection. These slings are mostly made of nylon or polyester yarns, and offer many advantages for rigging purposes.
Here are some things to ensure safety in the work environment when using Synthetic round slings:
- Identify the proper sling for your rigging use
- Ensure that your slings have the proper rated loads (capacities) for your job and that the mechanical fittings meet the required standards.
- Inspections of the slings are necessary on a daily basis; identify a qualified individual to lead the charge. More thorough inspections should be scheduled on monthly and yearly.
- Do not use damaged slings unless they are repaired by the manufacturer or a qualified individual and are proof tested.
- Practice extreme safety measures when personnel is in contact with the slings.
- Store the slings in environmentally safe areas that will ensure that they will not be subjected to mechanical, chemical, or ultraviolet damage
Safe synthetic round sling use will ensure your rigging jobs are done efficiently and effectively.
The full article is available in
6 Tips for Safe Synthetic Round Sling Use is taken as a summary of the article Guidance on Safe Sling Use. Read the full article in Slingmaker, Issue 115 pages 13. 14, and 45
The tips listed in this blog post are a summary of a previously posted article in Sling Maker magazine and should not be used as a replacement for professional service. To find an AWRF professional please visit the AWRF member directory.