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GENERAL SUPPORT MAINTENANCE
WEIGHT LIFTING DEVICES
THREE LEG WIRE ROPE AND CHAIN SLINGS
All damaged or defective slings and ropes shall be immediately removed from
service as serious injury to personnel and damage to equipment could occur.
A visual inspection of slings and all fastenings and attachments shall be conducted before each use using the
following minimum criteria.
Rope diameter reduction of below nominal value.
Rope for broken outside wires.
Rope for worn outside wires.
Rope for corroded, broken or frayed wires at end connections.
Rope for corroded, cracked, bent, worn, improperly sized or improperly applied end connections.
Rope for evidence of damage due to welding arc or other heat sources.
Rope for severe bending, kinking, crushing, caging or a popped core.
Chain for excessive wear or stretch.