Slings (round slings, hoisting belts) and charge backup (lashing straps) have to be checked by a visual inspection before each use. At least once a year they must be examined by an expert. This is necessary even after repairs. Depending on the operating conditions and the operational circumstances in the meantime, further tests are required by an expert.
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To prevent damage that can render unusable slings, round slings and hoisting belts must
- not be tied
- not be placed around sharp edges of the load, because round slings or hoisting belts can be damaged by interfaces
- When lifting the load the opening angle of the end loops must not exceed at the junctions of 20 °.
- when using multiple slings or slings under trusses must depend almost perpendicular, so that no unbalanced load occurs
- Loads may not stand at round slings or hoisting belts, because this is a risk of damage
- Hoisting Belts should only be used in that way, that the marked end loops hanging in the crane hook and the work is taken up by the hoisting belt and not vice versa.
- The incorrect positioning of edge protection and the unauthorized use of hoses wear protective tubes to protect the edges hoses is accident prone.
- For use in chemical baths of all kinds you`re recommended to obtain detailed information for using by the manufacturer and provide temperature and bath exposure time. After use in chemical baths, round slings and hoisting belts are always to neutralize and rinse. Only by the chemical concentrations can be in the fiber material, which can cause internal friction wear, avoid repeated use.
The statements above are excerpts, without claim to completeness. For further information please refer to the GeRon instructions- full information please see EN 12195 -. 2, EN 1492-1, EN 1492-2.