How Much May I Lift?
Trans-Web manufacture a range of webbing lifting slings, round slings, multi-leg slings and a range of lifting sling protection products. All slings are manufactured and tested to the appropriate safety standards and colour coded.
Please refer to our ‘How Much may I lift?’ guide before selecting the correct sling product for your application.
Guide to safe Lifting for webbing slings and roundslings
1. In selecting and specifying slings, consideration should be given to the required working load limit, taking into account the mode of use and the nature of the load. The size, shape and weight of the load with affect the correct selection.
2. Always follow good sling practice: plan the sling lifting and lowering operation before commencing the lift.
3. A sling should be examined for defects prior to use and to ensure that its identification and specification are correct.
4. Slings should be protected from sharp edges, friction and abrasion, whether from the load or from the lifting appliance.
5. Slings should be placed on the load such that the load is uniform across their width.
6. The polyester material from which Trans-Web slings are manufactured have selective resistance to chemicals. Advice should always be sought if exposure to chemicals is likely.
7. Polyester slings are suitable for use in temperatures ranging from –40ºC to 100ºC.
8. Ensure that the load is balanced and will not tilt or fall. Keep fingers and toes clear when tensioning slings and when landing loads.
9. Ensure that the load if free to be lifted by making a trial lift and lower.
10. Slings should only be used by trained operatives who understand the method of rating and application of mode factors.
11. Slings should not be overloaded.
12. Slings should never be knotted or twisted.
13. Never use a damaged sling.
14. Never repair a damaged sling; always consult Trans-Web.
15. Avoid trapping the sling when lowering the load, and do not attempt to pull the sling from beneath the load when the load is testing on it.
16. Do not drag a load in the sling or allow the sling to be dragged over the ground or rough surfaces.
17. Avoid snatch or shock loading.