Chain Slings

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Limitations on the use of the sling due to environmental conditions or hazardous applications:
a. Select material resistant to chemicals
• Chain and components must not be used in alkaline or acidic environments.
• Comprehensive and regular examination must be carried out when used in severe or corrosive inducing environments.
b. Restrictions due to temperature.

Before putting the sling into First use check the following:

a. Availability of manufacturer’s certificate.
b. The sling corresponds precisely to the product specified on the order.
c. The identification and WLL marked on the sling correspond with the information on the certificate.
d. All details of the sling are entered into a lifting equipment register.
e. The availability of instructions for use and adequate training has been given to staff to enable the safe use of the sling.

Selection and use of chain slings
Selection and use of chain slings
a. Determine the mass of the load, its centre of gravity, attachment points and proposed method of attachment.
b. Observe the marked WLL and mode factors. In the case of multi-leg slings, this will include restrictions on the angle of sling legs.
c. Always protect slings from sharp edges using suitable packing.
d. Do not drag a load in the sling and do not drag slings over the ground or rough surfaces.
e. Take care to avoid snatch or shock loads which can overstress chain
f. Never tie knots in the chain. Always make sure the chain isn’t twisted before putting it under tension.
g. Never load a hook on its tip or wedge a hook into a lifting point.
h. Never use a multi-leg sling at an angle greater that 120° between the sling legs (60° from the vertical).
I. The load should be secured by the sling in such a manner that it cannot topple or fall out of the sling during lift. The sling should be arranged so that the point of lift is directly above the centre of gravity and the load is balanced and stable.
j. When using multi-leg slings make sure that the load is evenly distributed between the legs and each leg carries the same weight.
k. Slings should be protected from edges, friction and abrasion
whether from the load or lifting appliance.
l. C are should be taken to ensure that the load is controlled to
prevent accidental rotation or collision with objects.
m. Snatch or shock loading should be avoided as this will
increase the forces acting on the sling.
n. Care should be taken to ensure the safety of personnel
during lift. Hands and other body parts should be kept away
from the sling to prevent injury as the slack is taken up.
o. W hen using less than the full number of legs, make sure that
the legs not in use are hooked back into the Oblong or Sub-
Assembly to avoid swinging or snagging causing accidental
damage to property or personnel.
p. The load should be lowered in an equally controlled manner
as when lifted.
q. Trapping the sling when lowering should be avoided and
the load should not rest on the sling as this could cause
r. On completion of the lifting operation the sling should be
returned to proper storage. When not in use, slings should
be stored in clean, dry conditions on a rack, away from
abrasive grit and dust.

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