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Cut inspection time by 50% Uncover more issues and solve them 4x faster Select from over 4000 expert-proofed templates Lifting Gear Inspection Checklist Template Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Required Standards Commercial lifting equipment will carry either the Working Load Limit (WLL) or the grade of the material Yes No N/A Commercial fittings will not be compatible with other fittings. Equipment not labeled with WWL or Grade must not be used Yes No N/A Selection Check that lifting load gear will safely carry the proposed load Yes No N/A Check load charts or load plates on sets & legs of multi-leg sling sets or objects being lifted do not exceed the allowable load Yes No N/A Ensure all equipment has the same WWL to maintain correct Clarence & prevent overloading & components Yes No N/A Use soft packing to protect corners, or use synthetic flexible slings to lift angular or "soft" loads Yes No N/A Use correct hooks to ensure the load or part of the lifting tackle will be secure & will not separate, loosen or dislodge during lifting Yes No N/A Ensure safety hooks & fittings are approved Yes No N/A Inspection Lifting equipment should be inspected daily before use Yes No N/A Visibility inspects wire ropes for evidence of wear, damage, broken wires, or kinks. Discard if more than 10% of wires are broken in length equal to Dia x 8 Yes No N/A Inspect swayed fittings & thimbles & discard if damaged Yes No N/A Visually inspect slings before use Yes No N/A Check covers of round slings for wear, burns, or cuts. Check load indicators Yes No N/A Inspect webbing slings for cuts, wear or stretching; check eyes and stitching Yes No N/A Keep slings clean to prevent grit from damaging the fabric Yes No N/A Remove faulty slings and sets from service and repairs or destroy Yes No N/A Inspect chains & fittings for cracks, wear, damage or distortion Yes No N/A All repairs should be carried out by a competent person Yes No N/A Statutory Slings and sets used on construction and high-risk work, or hired out with cranes, must be inspected and tested annually by a NATA accredited testing facility Yes No N/A Ensure a current testing tag is fitted Yes No N/A Terminal Fittings Inspect hooks & fittings for wear, cracks, damage & distortion Yes No N/A Keep fittings lightly oiled to maintain movement & prevent corrosion. Wipe off excess oil with a dry cloth Yes No N/A Hired out Equipment Ensure slings and sets are clearly marked with WWL and load plates Yes No N/A Ensure that sling carry a current test tag Yes No N/A Inspect slings, sets and fittings before and after each hire Yes No N/A Ensure that slings and sets are suitable for the mass and type of proposed loads Yes No N/A Provide protection for slings Yes No N/A Operation Check load charts to ensure that lifting equipment is not overloaded Yes No N/A Ensure that lifting equipment and components are compatible Yes No N/A Use positive closure fittings such as shackles and safety-latch hooks to ensure the load is securely attached Yes No N/A Check that legs of chain sling sets are not twisted, as untwisting can cause ring to roll onto hook latch and detach Yes No N/A Do not put a sling out from under the load and surface. Do not allow a sling to settle between load and surface Yes No N/A Do not pull sling out from under a load by mechanical means Yes No N/A Keep equipment clean from dirt to maintain the integrity of the sling Yes No N/A Wear suitable gloves to protect hands from broken wires and rough edges when handling slings Yes No N/A Avoid exposing lifting equipment to saltwater, heat, corrosives, or and another element that will cause damage Yes No N/A Do not drive vehicles over slings, chains, ropes, or fittings Yes No N/A Wear gloves when handling wire ropes to prevent hand injury Yes No N/A Completion Thoroughly clean slings and fittings after use Yes No N/A Ensure all worn or faulty fittings are replaced by a competent person with compatible fittings Yes No N/A Check WWL of all components Yes No N/A Provide secure clean storage for lifting equipment Yes No N/A Always hang slings and chainsets from pegs, enabling them to hang straight Yes No N/A
Please note that this checklist template is a hypothetical appuses-hero example and provides only standard information. The template does not aim to replace, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice, medical advice, diagnosis or treatment, or any other applicable law. You should seek your professional advice to determine whether the use of such a checklist is appropriate in your workplace or jurisdiction.