Safe working instructions for lifting equipment

  • Always plan a lift ensuring that the capacity of the sling is sufficient. This can be checked from the identity Tag that is attached to the Sling.
  • SWL should be clearly marked on all Equipment being used for Lifting
  • Always inspect Lifting Equipment prior to use, looking for any defects or damages.
  • All Equipment used for Lifting should be issued with a certificate of conformity.
  • All Inspected and re certified every 6 months.
  • It is Mandatory that all Lifting Gear is either Tested or Inspected by a competent person and re certified every 6 months.
  • Never use damaged slings or accessories.
  • Increasing the angle of the slings will reduce the slings lifting capacity.
  • Always store Slings in a clean and dry environment.

Regular inspections are an easy way to maximise the performance and reliability of your Lifting Equipment.

If any damage or defect exists or if the operator is in any doubt, remove the Equipment from service and seek professional advice.

Working Load Limit Chart - Grade 8 Chains

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Working Load Limit Chart - Grade 10 Chains

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Fibre Sling Working Load Limit Chart

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