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ASME B30.9 Slings – Documented Sling Inspections
From: The Pro Rigger blog by Mike Parnell of ITI
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I keep running into folks who have questions about the ASME requirement for “documented” sling inspections. Most alarming to me is that a misconception has arisen that has caused some facility owners to simply “retire” their synthetic web slings and synthetic round slings in order to avoid having to perform a falsely assumed “documented” inspection; e.g. single record for each single sling.
The easy thing to remember is that the “repairable” slings are those that must have a documented inspection at least every 12 months. There are two sling types that fall into the truly “repairable” category; alloy chain slings and metal mesh slings. These two sling types are required to have serial numbers on their identification, making them easier to trace during inspection events and repair activities.
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