Materials handling is an important aspect of construction work which is why sling safety should be part of every site’s safety plan.
Without slings materials handling and transport would be alot more difficult. however workers are often injured when loads are too heavy for the slings that support them.
An article on a construction safety website provides some guidance as to how to address hazards when using slings to lift loads, here we’ve included the top 3…
- Only use a sling for its intended use and for the suitable type and size of load, as well as for the worksite’s environment.
- Before inspection, make sure the sling in cleaned of oil and dirt.
- Inspect the sling for broken wires, damaged rope strands and signs of wear before use.