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Rigging Equipment for Material Handling Your Safety is the #1 Priority. Safe working load. Recommended safe load Mark custom lifting accessories Proof test to 125 percent. Rigging Equipment. Define Rigging Hooks Shackles Eyebolts. Slings and Rigging Equipment.

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safe working load
Safe working load
  • Recommended safe load
  • Mark custom lifting accessories
  • Proof test to 125 percent
rigging equipment
Rigging Equipment
  • Define Rigging
  • Hooks
  • Shackles
  • Eyebolts
slings and rigging equipment
Slings and Rigging Equipment
  • Inspect before each use
  • Additional inspections
  • Remove from service
  • Remove from

work area

sling and rigging inspection
Sling and Rigging Inspection
  • Daily, monthly and annual inspections - competent person
  • Document once every 12 months
  • Maintain records of inspections
slings general requirements
Slings general requirements
  • Don’t use knots
  • Prevent kinking
  • Balance loads
slings general requirements7
Slings general requirements
  • Use padded slings
  • Don’t shock load slings
  • Watch your fingers
inspect alloy steel chains based on
Inspect alloy steel chains based on
  • Frequency of sling use
  • Severity of service conditions
  • Nature of lifts made
  • Experience from other slings
wire rope
Wire rope
  • Safe working load
  • Protruding ends of stands
  • Don’t use knots
  • Visible broken wires
natural or synthetic fiber rope slings
Natural or synthetic fiber rope slings
  • Follow mfg. recommendations
  • Don’t use knots
  • 20 degrees below Zero to 180 degrees F
  • When to remove from service
synthetic web slings
Synthetic web slings
  • Uniform in thickness, no visible defects.
    • Visible color cords = dead sling
    • “If you see red, the sling is dead.”
  • Not good for service above 180 degrees F
  • Markings on tag
  • The hoist or crane operator is responsible for the lift
  • Lifting of personnel with slings prohibited
  • Never go under a suspended load
  • Use tag lines
  • Moving the load
  • Only select rigging equipment that is in good condition.
    • Defective equipment is to be removed from service and destroyed to prevent inadvertent reuse.
    • The load capacity limits shall be stamped or affixed to all rigging components.
  • Remove from service for any of the following conditions:
    • Nylon slings with:
      • Abnormal wear.
      • Torn stitching.
      • Broken or cut fibers.
      • Discoloration or deterioration.
    • Alloy steel chain slings with:
      • Cracked, bent, or elongated links or components.
      • Cracked hooks.
      • Shackles, eye bolts, turnbuckles, or other components that are damaged or deformed.
  • Wire rope slings with:
    • Kinking, crushing, bird caging, or other distortions.
    • Evidence of heat damage.
    • Cracks, deformation, or worn end attachments.
    • Six randomly broken wires in a single rope lay.
    • Three broken wires in one strand of rope.
    • Hooks opened more than 15% at the throat.
    • Hooks twisted sideways more than 10 deg. from the plane of the unbent hook.
  • Rigging a load
    • Determine the weight of the load - do not guess.
    • Determine the proper size for slings and components.
    • Do not use manila rope for rigging.
    • Ensure that shackle pins and shouldered eyebolts are installed in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations.
    • Ensure that ordinary (shoulderless) eyebolts are threaded in at least 1.5 times the bolt diameter.
    • Use safety hoist rings (swivel eyes) as a preferred substitute for eye bolts wherever possible.
    • Pad sharp edges to protect slings.
  • Do not use slings, eyebolts, shackles, or hooks that have been cut, welded, or brazed.
  • Install wire-rope clips with the base only on the live end and the U-bolt only on the dead end.
  • Determine the center of gravity and balance the load before moving it.
  • Initially lift the load only a few inches to test the rigging and balance.