• Published: 20 Jun 2011
  • Incident ID: 3328

Synthetic Fibre Slings

Cause & Consequence

  • Moving, flying or falling object
Incident Consequence

Incident Location

Any Location Type

Incident Activity

Lifting, crane, rigging, deck operations

Incident Info Source

Step change in safety

Specific Incident Equipment

Fibre Slings, round slings and/ or soft slings

Lessons Identified

Inappropriate selection of slings in relation to the loadUndersized slingsExisting damage not detected prior to useUse of damaged equipment

Incident Recommendations

An accurate assessment of the load to ensure the sling is the correct selection.Edge protection is installed in the event sharp edges could cut the slingDetailed inspection of the slings prior to use.Proper storage of the slings is made available.

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