This section covers Polyester Duplex lifting slings to BS EN 1492-1:2000 and Polyester round slings to BS EN 1492-2:2000. Supplied with Full test certification. For Lifting purposes.
Duplex slings are flat woven webbing slings with becket eyes at each end. Round slings are made in a continuous loop with a soft polyester core and resistant outer sleeving.
Code of Good Practice For Flat Webbing Slings and Round Slings·
Only use flat webbing slings manufactured to BS EN 1492-1:2002
Only use Round slings manufactured to BS EN 1492-2:2002
Only use slings which are clearly labelled with the safe working load, and make sure the load to be moved is within the limits of the sling.
Inspect each sling before use.
Do not use a sling which is frayed, chaffed, cut, torn or otherwise has signs of abrasion or damage.
Do not use a sling which has been weakened or softened by chemical contact.
Never repair a flat webbing sling.
Never repair a round sling with a damaged outer cover.
Do not allow a sling to twist during lift.
Never overload equipment.
Never use damaged slings.
Position the sling correctly.The sling must not be placed round sharp edges. Do not let it slide over covers on any sharp or abrasive surfaces.
Do not drag the goods in a sling.
Position the Sling correctly to ensure easy removal after use.
Use smooth rounded hooks having an inside radius of not less than 2”
Avoid placing more than one sling in the same hook.
Keep slings away from alkalis and acids.
When lifting heavy cargo with more than one sling, remember to distribute the total weight evenly where possible.
Remember that vibrations during transportation can cause friction between sling and cargo. Use the recommended protective sleeves.