Know more about webbing sling inspection

July 16, 2018 12:43 pm Published by

Overview:  Webbing slings are used in lifting heavy loads and are flexible in nature which makes it so popular in the lifting and lowering industry, due to its ability to both wrap around odd-shaped loads, as well as objects that have a wide bearing surface.

Some important safety issues which should be keep in mind while inspection of webbing slings:

  • All users must be trained while doing selection of slings, what are the cautions to take, use and inspection, environmental effects and rigging practices.
  • Inspect slings for damage regularly, if the sling is damaged, remove it from service.
  • Always remember to protect slings in contact with edges, corners, protrusions, or abrasive surfaces with materials of sufficient strength, thickness and construction to prevent damage.
  • Never exceed a sling’s rated capacity. Always consider the effect of sling angle and tension on the sling’s rated capacity.
  • Maintain and store slings properly. Slings should be protected from mechanical, chemical and environmental damage.

A three stage procedure should be considered to ensure that slings are inspected with appropriate frequency:

Initial Inspection – Whenever a sling is initially received, it must be inspected by a competent person to help ensure that the correct sling has been received and is undamaged, and that the sling meets applicable prerequisites for its intended use.

Frequent Inspectionwebbing sling must be inspected before each use in severe service applications.

Periodic Inspection – Every sling must be inspected “periodically” by a qualified and competent person in order to validate the frequent level of inspection.

If any one of the following things is visible in your webbing slings remove them as quickly as you can.

  • If sling rated capacity or sling material identification is missing or not legible
  • If there is any acid or alkaline burns in webbing slings.
  • If any holes, tears, cuts, snags or embedded particles found in webbing sling.
  • Excessive pitting, or corrosion, or cracked, or distorted, or broken fittings
  • Broken or worn stitching in load bearing splices
  • Excessive abrasive wear
  • Knots in any part of webbing slings

Dutest has been recognized by many certifications, including the Membership of British Safety Council, the company has been audited and certified by the ISO/IEC and PASMA Certificate of Membership. Dutest is considered as top among the lifting equipment companies in UAE,who provides services all over UAE.


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