Evaluate the Condition of Your Chain Sling
When you have an alloy steel chain sling or attachment repaired, what is the next step? You determine whether or not the repair was accurate, of course!
Certain types of repairs and tests—like welding or heat testing—can repair a sling to its original operating structure. However, it is important to test new equipment before using it. Until a sling has been fully tested and approved by a qualified person, it should not be put back into service.
OSHA 1910.184 (e)(7)(i) Sling Inspection
(the following excerpt taken directly from OSHA 1910.184)
Inspections: Repairing and reconditioning alloy steel chain slings
Worn or damaged alloy steel chain slings or attachments shall not be used until repaired. When welding or heat testing is performed, slings shall not be used unless repaired, reconditioned and proof tested by the sling manufacturer or an equivalent entity.
Konecranes can fully evaluate the condition of your chain slings. In some cases, it may be more cost effective to replace lifting equipment, rather than repair it. We can help you choose the best option for you. Please discuss your repair needs, quotes or any other inquires with Konecranes today.
*The foregoing OSHA regulations are not intended to be a comprehensive overview of all applicable regulations pertaining to the designated topic. State laws may mandate different safety and maintenance standards. Accordingly, please consult applicable state laws as well as original equipment manufacturer specifications for further guidance. The statements and descriptions contained herein constitute the opinion/recommendation of the seller and are not intended to create any express warranties.