Use of Chain Slings
Lifting Practices Checklist:
- FIND out load weight before lifting.
- LOWER working load limit if there may be severe impact.
- BALANCE the load to avoid overstress on one sling leg or the load slipping free.
- PAD sharp corner to prevent bending links.
- REPLACE broken safety latches.
- REDUCE the chain capacity when using chain in temperatures above 425°C (800°F).
- KEEP hands and fingers from between load and chain.
- STORE chain slings on racks in designated areas.
- DO NOT JERK the load when lifting or lowering the sling. This increases the actual stress on the sling.
- DO NOT DRAG the sling.
- DO NOT SPLICE the sling by inserting a bolt between two links.
- DO NOT TRY TO REPAIR the sling unless you are properly trained. Use only original spare parts.
- DO NOT SHORTEN the sling with knots.
- DO NOT FORCE a hook over a link.
- DO NOT USE homemade connections. Use only attachments designed for the chain.
Loss of Strength over Corners
|Percentage of basket sling rated load, based on D/d ratio|
|D/d||% Rated Load|
|Less than 2||Not recommended|
|6 and above||100|