Tips to Safe Sling Use: Synthetic Web Slings

awrf-blog-series Synthetic web slings are typically made of nylon or polyester yarns, and offer many advantages for rigging purposes. Web slings allow for strength, economy, load protection, and convenience in rigging. Safety in using web slings is crucial, are here are some ways to ensure safe usage in your rigging practices:

  • Identify the proper type of sling for your projects; new slings will are marked to help you in securing the correct web sling.
  • Be sure to choose the web sling with the proper capacity, or rated load for your job, and that the mechanical fitting are correct for your web sling.
  • Daily inspections, as well as more in-depth inspections should be of high priority to ensure safe rigging practices.
  • Make any repairs swiftly, and do not use the slings until the repairs have taken place and are tested.
  • Store slings in an area where they are free from extremes in temperature, sun and ultraviolet lighting and chemical hazards.
  • Educate personnel on the importance of physical safety when using web slings, and routinely discuss these measures to maintain safe working environment.

080430-29b Synthetic web slings are great tools to maximize rigging, and using them safely is key to getting the best results possible.syntetic_web_sling_toubleshoot

Tips to Safe Sling Use: Synthetic Web Slings is taken as a summary of the article Guidance on Safe Sling Use. Read the full article in Slingmaker, Issue 115 pages 11 and 12

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.

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