Inspection

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The following procedures are offered as a guide
for conducting inspections:


1. Place the sling in a position that enables the
inspector to access and see every part of the sling.

2. Clean off all dirt and grease with a wire brush or
rags to reveal wires and fittings.

3. Examine the entire length of the sling thoroughly,
especially the parts showing the most wear.

4. Pay special attention to fittings and end attachments
and areas of the sling next to these fittings.

5. Find the most worn or damaged section of the
sling and carefully check it against removal criteria.

6. Label or identify all slings you’ve inspected.

7. Keep records of all inspections, including dates
and conditions of slings.

8. Immediately destroy all slings you’ve rejected.

9. Store slings you want to reuse in a safe place
away from damaging weather, heat and dirt.








 
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How often to inspect

Both AMSE Standard B30.9 and OSHA require that
wire ropes receive two types of inspections:

1. A daily visual inspection The person
handling the sling must do this each day and
should check for major damage or deterioration
that would weaken the sling and for obvious
signs such as broken wires, kinks, crushing,
broken attachments and severe corrosion.

2. Additional inspections at regular
intervals These are based on frequency of
sling use, severity of service conditions, the nature
of the lifts and prior experience based on service
life of slings used in similar circumstances.

A designated person who has a working knowledge
of wire rope must conduct these inspections.
Inspection shall be made at least annually and shall
include a record of the inspection or of apparent
conditions to provide the basis for a continuing
evaluation.

Inspection shall be conducted on the
entire length of the sling, including splices, end
attachments and fittings.