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Flat Webbing Sling to AS 1353

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Polyester Sling Webbing
Duplex Flat Webbing Sling EN 1492-1

H-Lift 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.

Flat Webbing Sling AS 1353
Flat Sling Eye Type

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.
3. 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.
5. Do not tie knots in sling.
6. 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 fibers.
9. Consult H-LIFT before immersing a sling in a chemical solution.
10. Keep away from strong alkalies and phenolic compounds.
The 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 yarns.
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.
5. Damage 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 fibres.
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 to powder.
9. Label damage
10. Deterioration of stitching
11. Damage of any eyes
12. Damage at the connection to any terminal attachment
13. Damage to any end fittings
Slings shall be immediately discarded if they are found to have any of the following faults:
1. The label of the sling is missing or is illegible, and the sling cannot be positively identified.
2. 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.