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Sling Safety


  • Store and handle slings / lashings correctly
  • Inspect slings / lashings and accessories before use and before placing into storage
  • Position the flat sling so that the load is uniformly spread over its width and protect the sling from sharp edges
  • Use protection and fittings on a round sling (to avoid cutting, friction etc…)
  • Apply the correct mode factor for slinging arrangement


  • Attempt to shorten, knot or tie any slings / lashings
  • Expose slings / lashings to direct heat or flames
  • Use slings / lashings at temperatures above 100˚C or below -40˚C
  • Expose slings / lashings to chemicals without consulting the supplier
  • Shock load slings
  • Use flat slings which are cut or which have loose or damaged stitching
  • Use round slings with cut or damaged outer covers

Useful Web Links

  • If you require information from LEEA (Lifting Equipment Engineers Association), including address and contact details click here. LEEA is the leading representative body for all those involved in the lifting industry worldwide.
  • To view the key explanations of the LOLER Regulations (The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations, 1998) click here.
  • This guidance explains the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment   Regulations (LOLER) 1998. It aims to help you learn about and understand the regulations dealing with the lifting equipment in use every day in workplaces such as factories, offices, shops, hospitals, construction sites, warehouses, farms – wherever lifting equipment is in use at work. You can click here for the full guidance on pdf.
  • If you require information regarding thorough examinations and inspections of lifting equipment (in regards to LOLER Regulations) click here.
  • This leaflet provides advice on the options you have under LOLER relating to the requirement for thorough examination and inspection of lifting equipment and explains the benefits of having an ‘examination scheme’.
    You can also click here for the full pdf guide.
  • To view the HSE Machinery Directive (2006/42/EC) please click here. Machinery within scope of the directive is interpreted very widely so this read should encourage greater understanding of the terms.
  • You can access the full Machinery Directive by clicking here.




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