6-5 | Disposal of Damaged / Failed Slings

Author: Mike Close

When performing a metal mesh sling inspection, you’ll want to identify a potential issue and take action on it before the sling is connected to any rigging hardware. Broken welds, broken wires, visible distortion, or damage to either fitting can compromise the strength and lifting capabilities of the sling when under load. Therefore, the sling must be removed from service immediately.