Damaged wire rope slings
A member has reported an incident in which rope access personnel were found to be using damaged wire rope slings, which could have led to a dangerous situation and/or accidents.
Our member took the following actions:
- All wire rope slings were inspected and checked before use at site (visual inspection) for deformities and wear and tear;
- Test certificates to be inspected before slings are used at site/yard;
- Ensured personnel were fully aware of this issue;
- Proper personal protective equipment (PPE) should be worn while lifting/handling slings;
- Manufacturer of the slings notified in regard to any defects/cuts/kinks in wire rope slings;
- Damaged wire ropes and slings should be removed from service immediately.
Members may wish to refer to:
Published: 20 February 2014
Download: IMCA SF 02/14
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