Inspection Forms

General Inspection Procedure

GENERAL OVERVIEW – SLING INSPECTIONS:
All inspections shall be performed by a designated person. Any deficiency identified shall be examined and a determination made by a qualified person as to whether it constitutes a hazard.
Initial Inspection
Prior to use, all new, altered, modified, or repaired slings shall be inspected to verify compliance with the applicable provisions of this Chapter. Written records are not required for initial inspection.
Frequent Inspection

  1. A visual inspection for damage shall be performed each day or shift the sling is used.

  2. Slings found with conditions such as those listed in Removal Criteria shall be removed from service. Slings shall not be returned to service until approved by a qualified person.

  3. Written records are not required for frequent inspections.


Periodic Inspection

  1. A complete inspection of the sling shall be performed. Inspection shall be conducted on the entire length including splices and fittings. Slings found with conditions such as those listed in Removal Criteria shall be removed from service. Slings shall not be returned to service until approved by a qualified person.

  2. Periodic Inspection Frequency. Periodic inspection intervals shall not exceed 1 year. The frequency of periodic inspections should be based on:

    • frequency of sling use

    • severity of service conditions

    • nature of load handling activities

    • experience gained on the service life of slings used in similar circumstances

  3. Guidelines for the time intervals are:

    • normal service — yearly

    • severe service — monthly to quarterly

    • special service — as recommended by a qualified person

  4. Documentation that the most recent periodic inspection was performed shall be maintained.

  5. Inspection records of individual slings are not required.


REPAIRS:
Liftex® strongly advises that slings displaying damage and subject to repair be evaluated by the manufacturer for suitability of said repairs. Damaged flat web slings should never be repaired. Hardware from damaged web or round-slings may be salvaged and re-webbed, subject to inspection of said hardware. Damaged components, sections or links of chain slings often times can be replaced and the sling put back into service. Any repairs shall be evaluated and performed by the manufacturer. Any repaired sling shall be proof-tested and documented prior to being put back
into service.


GENERAL REJECTION CRITERIA PER ASME B30.9 — APPLIES TO ALL SLING TYPES
• Missing or illegible sling identification
• Evidence of heat damage
• Slings that are knotted
• Fittings that are pitted, corroded, bent, twisted or broken
• Any visible characteristic that would indicate damage or cause doubt as to functionality and/or integrity of the sling

Web Sling Inspection Form
RoundSling Inspection Form
Chain Sling Inspection Form
PAC-Flex Inspection Form
Wire Rope Inspection Form