5-3 | Basic Inspection Criteria

Author: Mike Close

A key factor when inspecting high performance roundslings is being able to identify a potential issue and taking action on it before the sling is connected to any rigging hardware. A small cut, burn, tear or hole in a high performance roundsling can compromise the strength and lifting capabilities of the sling when under load, and therefore the sling must be removed from service immediately. If there is any doubt as to the condition of the roundsling prior to use, it needs to be removed from service and replaced.