- VISUAL EXAMINATION
OF THE WIRE ROPE
This task covers:
Rope removed from winch and NOT in use.
The wire rope should be examined before use to detect any signs of wear, damage
Any wire rope with a reduction from the nominal diameter by more than 10% should
be replaced. Checks should be carried out every 12 months, (see Figure 10. 41 for
the correct method of measuring the diameter of a wire rope).
In case of any apparent wear, have the wire rope checked by a competent person.
If in doubt DO NOT use the wire rope.