double ply flat webbing slings are manufactured from high quality
polyester fibers to comply with the requirements of AS 1353 with the
safety factor of 8:1. H-Lift Webbing Slings are colour coded as
standard and have stripes for easy identification of WLL. H-Lift
webbing slings also feature reinforced eyes for extended life. Sizes
range from 1.0 Tonne to 8 Tonne.
Flat Slings, commonly known as
webbing slings, are an all-purpose lifting sling enabling a strong
and non-damaging lift of a load. They are extremely light weight and
flexible. The H-Lift Flat Sling is made from polyester webbing sewn
into a continuous length with an eye at each end. When used they
cover a broad support area, which cushions the load against damage
and reduces slipping.The low stretch characteristics of the
polyester webbing also prevent ‘load bounce’ when lifting.
IMPORTANT ADVICE FOR SAFE LIFTING
1. Consult H-LIFT for configurations not shown on the sling tag or a
relevant load chart.
2. Do not
use sling if tag is removed.
Inspect sling for damage before each use.
4. Do not use sling if there is any sign of a cut cover, snagging,
heat or chemical damage, excessive wear, damaged
seams, any other defects or presence of grit, abrasive materials or
other deleterious material.
not tie knots in sling.
Protect sling from sharp edges of load.
7. Do not expose sling to temperatures above 90°C.
8. Do not allow abrasive or other damaging grit to penetrate the
9. Consult H-LIFT before
immersing a sling in a chemical solution.
10. Keep away from strong alkalies and phenolic compounds.
INSPECTION BEFORE USE
following signs of damage should be looked for during inspections.
1. External wear – caused by dragging over rough surfaces causes an
opening out of surface fibres (with a furry appearance). The outer
faces of the webbing my become so worn that yarns in the weave are
severed. The label may become damaged.
2. Local abrasion – Local abrasion will be caused by movement over
sharp edges while the sling is under tension, which will result in a
loss of strength.
3. Cuts and
contusions – may be indicated by local rupturing or loosening of the
4. Internal wear – will be
caused by repeated flexing, particularly when particles of grit or
dirt have penetrated the fibres. The presence of grit or dirt may
indicate internal wear.
to protective coating or sleeve – Any damage to a protective coating
or sleeve can allow damage to the sling.
6. Damage from high temperatures – High temperatures can result from
a hot environment, radiation or friction. High enough temperatures
will cause fusing or shrinkage of synthetic webbing. Fusion is able
to occur at temperatures approximately equal to the melting point of
the polymer from which the fibres have been made.
7. Sunlight degradation – Prolonged exposure to ultraviolet
radiation (including sunlight) of any textile fibres will weaken the
fibres. Degradation may be indicated by a hairy appearance of
8. Chemical attack –
Chemical attack is usually indicated by the local weakening or
softening of the webbing material.In some cases it may cause some
stiffening of the sling. In extreme cases surface fibres are reduced
9. Label damage
10. Deterioration of stitching
11. Damage of any eyes
at the connection to any terminal attachment
13. Damage to any end fittings
shall be immediately discarded if they are found to have any of the
1. The label of
the sling is missing or is illegible, and the sling cannot be
Whenever a sling has lost 10% or more of its minimum breaking
strength. If there is any doubt as to the strength of the sling a
method of establishing its loss of strength is given by Clause 9.4.2
of AS 1353.2.
3. Any of the load
bearing fibres are damaged. Any damage to a cover indicates
potential damage to the load bearing webbing. Such damage may be in
the form of surface chafe or cuts in the cover. Any cuts in the
cover should raise serious doubts as to the integrity of the load
bearing webbing. Fibres of a protective cover that are fused or
glazed indicates that the sling has been excessively heated (e.g. by
friction in a choke hitch, by externally applied heat).
4. Chemicals have caused any damage (e.g. local weakening, softness
of the cover, flaking of surface fibres). In such cases, damage to
the load bearing webbing should be assumed.
5. Any coupling components or fittings are distorted, cracked,
fractured or excessively worn or corroded.
6. If any other dangerous condition is confirmed.