Inspecting Alloy Steel Chain Slings

Chain Sling Inspections 

Inspections are only as successful as the experience, education and insight of the crane inspector make possible, and all of these skills build off one another. With experience comes the ability to train others and pass along that knowledge, as well as the insight that allows an inspector to interpret any situation and provide a recommendation.

OSHA 1910.184(e)(7) Sling Inspection
(the following excerpt taken directly from OSHA 1910.184)

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.

Mechanical coupling links or low carbon steel repair links shall not be used to repair broken lengths of chain.

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*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.