In ASME B30.9 Slings it states, “Slings in contact with edges, corners, protrusions, or abrasive surfaces shall be protected with a material of sufficient strength, thickness, and construction to prevent damage”. A key reminder is that the sling protection material needs to be able to hold the sling away from the load edge and significant contact points, even when under severe pressure. We encourage everyone to help save lives and loads, by using robust and dependable cut-proof sling protection.
Check out this poster (available at the ITI Bookstore) that features the application of proper sling protection.
Crane Blogger - Dec. 7, 2010
Other Sources on Sling Protection and Rigging Safety:
Lift and Access - May / June 2011